Earlier in June this summer, Evan Konrad, aka Bed of Stars, released his debut EP I Fell In Love With The City. If this is a sign of what’s to come from a full length, then Konrad has my attention. Every song highlights his ability as a singer with strong yet smooth vocals that carry the emotion in the lyrics. Since starting the project in 2010, Juno-nominated producer Daniel Victor, of Neverending White Lights, has signed Konrad to his label Ocean Records. The two of them have created something seriously impressive for a debut EP. At only 23 years-old, Evan Konrad is really proving himself not only as a multi-instrumentalist, but also as a talented songwriter and vocalist. The title of the album reflects the lyrics and stories sung by Evan. Stories of love and heartbreak in the city with backdrops of seasons changing, the hustle and bustle of the city… the small things that resonate along with memories that are never forgotten.
Each song is matched with unique musical arrangements to suitably fit the emotion that is being portrayed, truly making I Fell In Love With The City a musical gem. Not to mention that it’s closed off beautifully with the song, “Ships In Their Bottles.” I was fortunate enough to see Bed of Stars last week at The Rivoli for a private show and was captivated by the voice and music. Konrad recently wrapped up four shows in Ontario, including a sold out show in Toronto at Adelaide Hall with Still Life Still and The Rural Alberta Advantage. If I’ve done any convincing, purchase I Fell In Love With The City, as it’s only $6 on iTunes. For all upcoming news and updates, make sure to like Bed of Stars on Facebook and to follow him on Twitter.