“All our lives played out so
Intersect in the greatest flow
Every sight, every sound
And everything that goes around
kaleidoscope will start to spin
Shaking up all the mess we’re in
Gonna shake it up, all the mess we’re in…”
Ed O’Brien’s “Olympik” is less a Radiohead and more U2 circa the mid-90’s and that’s ok. This shouldn’t be surprising as the producers he’s using on this album are closely affiliated. Best wishes to the man as he recovers from Covid-19.
Currently recovering at home and wishing the best for the safety and health of all, Ed O’Brien is grateful to unveil “Olympik,” the latest advance offering from his debut album under the EOB moniker, Earth, still on track for an April 17th release via Capitol Records. https://EOB.lnk.to/OlympikPR
Preceded by first official single “Shangri-La” and the “shapeshifting epic” (STEREOGUM) “Brasil” and its accompanying sci-fi short film, “Olympik” is the third song from Earth to be released in advance of the album. Bristling with “electro energy” (MXDWN), “Olympik” is anchored by a lockstep groove courtesy of Omar Hakim (Drums) and Nathan East (Bass). Ed’s unmistakable voice and guitars float ethereally atop the mix, with additional programming by Flood, Catherine Marks and Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett, percussion and programming by Richie Kennedy, and guitar from David Okumu adding and combining textures to mesmerizing effect.
“Olympik” was written by Edward O’Brien, co-produced by Flood and Catherine Marks, engineered by Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett with additional engineering by Richie Kennedy, and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Physical configurations of Earth are available for advance purchase at https://EOB.lnk.to/storePRincluding an exclusive transparent red vinyl LP, standard 12” vinyl LP and CD versions, and more. Digital pre-order and pre-saves are also possible now, and fans who do so will instantly receive “Olympik,” “Brasil” and “Shangri-La”: https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR.
For further information, please visit eobmusic.com