Title - 'Let Go'
Artist - Rob Kovacs
For those not in the know, Cleveland native Rob Kovacs has a pretty storied musical career for a guy who, in a lot of ways, can be considered just starting out.
This multitalented recording artist, pianist, and singer/songwriter has built up quite the resume. He has composed scores for several award-winning short films, an award-winning virtual reality game as well as American Greeting’s e-cards.
Along the more traditional rock star route, he toured and released an album with the piano-based trio Return of Simple and started the indie-rock band Math + Logic.
He has also performed under the artist name 88bit, recording and performing virtuosic note-for-note piano arrangements of Nintendo soundtracks breathing new life to forgotten video games.
These days, he’s adding to his resume by launching his own solo career. Having released his debut single in late November, Kovacs is already back with more and American Songwriter has the world premiere of his new tune 'Fizzle.'
Even more exciting, he’s taking this opportunity to announce he’s got more than just one new song, he’s got a full album ready to go!
“The album, titled Let Go, is all about one relationship and tells the story in chronological order from a personal perspective,” outlines Kovacs.
“The songs are about love, longing, loss, desire, confusion, acceptance, pain, the struggle to let go – all that fun stuff."
3. 'Momentary Bliss'
4. 'Reach You'
6. 'Here in the Future'
7. 'Should Haves'
9. 'Bitter Memory'
Opening with the delightfully breezy, yet earnest and meaningfully storied .53 second track 'Phade,' Rob backs that up with some light and airy vocals that meld beautifully with a dulcet piano accompaniment on the lead single 'Fizzle,' and then we get the gently layered approach of 'Momentary Bliss,' which is backed by the Coldplay-esque soliloquy 'Reach You.'
After the sweetly soothing, yet unerringly crystalized two minute 'Interlude' we then get the controlled, yet free-flowing fervor of 'Here in the Future,' the melodically sterner, stoic approach to 'Should Haves,' and then after a tunefully quick 'Reprise,' the album closes on the affecting resonance of, save for a loud piano and guitar rock jam in its mid-section, a track that, come the final words, sheds light on the album title, 'Bitter Memory.'
“I first started recording the album in 2014 along with about twelve other songs (which have been set aside for another album)," Rob reveals.
"I initially was going to release a record of my best songs, but it was clear they just didn’t all work together, specifically the songs on Let Go didn’t gel with the rest and needed to be their own thing."
"Those Let Go songs alone weren’t enough for a complete album. So, I ended up finishing two songs that I had started writing during the same time as the others.”
“On the surface level, I just want people to enjoy the sound, the melody, the chords, the groove, the momentum and progression of 'Fizzle'," Rob continues.
"On a deeper level, I hope people are moved by it and relate to that feeling of longing for true human connection. There’s a lot I can say about the album."
"It took a very long time and wasn’t the album I initially set out to make. Though, I am happy it turned out the way it did.”
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