Marking the first solo music since his 2011 debut Alexander, the fearless leader of Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros Alex Ebert has released the single “Broken Record”. Going along with yowling saxphone, delicate percussion, and hazy synth, Ebert serenades ever so tenderly all throughout the track.
Here’s a statement from Ebert about “Broken Record” in his press release:
“Once in a while enough heartache piles up and you get that tender electric. And that wide open space is that terribly alive shit. Terribly alive. And that’s that ocean I love best. That’s that adventure. That’s that void-blown, step-blind trust. This song ‘Broken Record’ is the first of a whole thing. Not an album. An adventure. I’m leaning out. I can’t speak for other people right now. Just myself.”
Today, Ebert shared the video for the single, which he shot and edited himself. As for the animation, he recruited RUFFMERCY to add a heavy psychedelic tone. Let’s hope that this is the start of something bigger coming from Ebert. For now, we will go ahead and watch this dazzling video on a continuous loop.
To download the track (which is available now), go to iTunes.