Filtered drums make the beat kicking in at :15 feel massive in “The Long Way Out” by Evan Konrad. The album artwork is a work of art with the title visible in the maze. “The Long Way Out” is a polished dark modern production that invokes a sense of urgency within the listener. Evan Konrads vocal performance might be reminiscent of the likes of William Beckett (The Academy Is…) and the instrumental styling is somewhat similar to modern Warner Brothers best sellers Twenty One Pilots. “The Long Way Out” could be a motivational and inspirational track for anyones journey whether it be a relationship, a healing process, or even the music industry. Check out a quote from Evan Konrad and the track below which could be described as any number of; dark, brooding, theatrical, and cinematic while also being uplifting and victorious.
“It’s actually the first idea that I started at the beginning of the project,” says Konrad. “‘The Long Way Out’ took the longest to finish. I’ve lived with it for so long. Lyrically, it’s a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. When we are unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want it to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.”
MORE ON EVAN KONRAD FROM REPUBLIC:
Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad uncovers his debut single “The Long Way Out” today.
An unpredictable anthem teetering between manic energy and cathartic falsetto, the track invites listeners into the artist’s handcrafted sonic world. Produced and performed by Konrad, “The Long Way Out” hinges on an airy beat, haunting vocals, and a seesawing chant—“We take the long way out.”
On the track Konrad noted: “The Long Way Out is a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. Unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want this song to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.”
This is just the beginning for Konrad. He’s set to unveil more music throughout 2019 in addition to launching his first proper tour.
Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, Konrad devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints in the studio and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio at 26 and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a demo tape, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot upon listening to his music, because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.