Friday, November 14, 2014
Ed Roman - "Comin' My Way"
Ed Roman presents his latest single "Comin' My Way" off his new album Letters from High Altitudes
I can't decide if "Comin' My Way" is rock, country, folk, or americana, but in the end, it really doesn't matter because it's just good music. This song is a brilliant exercise in songwriting which takes a simple phrase, commonly known, and mixes it with a simple melody to become something much bigger than the sum of its parts. "Comin' My Way" has a slowly building arrangement that begins with just Roman's vocals and acoustic guitar. A bass drum and a huge clap join in with a soft harmonium or accordion and an arpeggiated mandolin filling in the rhythm section. The song fits in well with a genre I like to call "hipster folk" with the likes of Mumford and Suns and Edward Sharpe. But the song is a lot less pretentious and/or manufactured-sounding that either of those groups. This song feels real. I could see myself and friends singing it around a campfire.
This is just one of thirteen new tracks on Ed Roman's newest album Letters from High Altitudes. The styles on the album range widely, which is even more impressive when you consider that Roman plays about 90% of the instrumentation on the recordings. The single "Comin' My Way" along with the rest of Ed Roman's newest album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and his own website at http://edroman.net