5106 Whitman Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Retro Soul? Americana Soul? Whichever bucket this ends up in, we urge you to savor it. Don’t waste great talent!
This is a great example of a super-talented artist on the fringe not getting their deserved engagement or if you are in the industry, and trying to make it, this is in my opinion, a litmus to knowing ‘how good is your music?’
What a voice! Great playing and the songs are very strong as well with solid production. It’s hard to find a blemish here at all.
Over the course of 2021 he had some articles written about him (see American Songwriter, New Commute & UPROXX Indie Mix Tape), he pulled whatever levers he could find and even with a super-solid debut he still only has a modest 5,506 Monthly Spotify Listeners. That’s about 15,000 Worldwide Monthly Listeners.
How can this be possible? With a voice like this?
I would bet if these songs hit the radio waves anywhere between 1975 and 1995 he would have more than fifteen thousand fans. Many more.
This guy quit his day job, made the trek to LA and is now pursuing this full force. He really does need some of us to ‘notice’ him. He deserves it.
All I can do is share this EP in the hopes someone clicks play, shares it as well. Or we lose yet another talented artist back to the day job grind and thus muting a voice I think needs to be heard.
Teddy, if you read this, you have a god given thing that I hope you get to keep sharing full time. I hope you have another LP in the works as part of this grind kinda requires a catalog or work and many times, the second or third EP/LP release will pop, but all those new fans will go ‘back catalog’ to this awesome piece of work. Thank you!
Clint Ward is a music industry veteran know by many as “SeeDub”. Currently he’s creatively at large with the The Audioward and is co-founder at New Music World. Clint was a founder at Emagic North America, worked at Apple, Apogee, Line 6, IMSTA and Roland Cloud. He’s a music creation technologist, passionate music curator and fierce industry observer.