Maybe you know him from Deathrow Tull. Maybe you’ve seen him on stage with The Bottom Dollars. Or maybe you’ve seen his name in the album liner notes of artists like Strange Majik, Aurelio Voltaire, Fiona Silver and Unkle Funkle. I’ve known him for years as the quirky and enigmatic piano man of Brooklyn legends, No Ice.
But however you know him, Sean Spada shuffles back into our hearts with a brand new teaser track “The Wild Ride,” the title track from his forthcoming album which he describes as a “melodic journey into the distracted mind,” and “a collection of eccentric, piano driven songs that examine life in an overwhelming, unreal reality”
Sean Spada (photo by Michelle LoBianco)
Spada elaborated on his music saying it “evok[es] idiosyncratic songwriters such as Todd Rundgren and Harry Nilsson,” with songs that “weave in and out of loungey grooves and off-kilter solos, incorporating Dr. John piano licks and narrative lyrics inspired by Randy Newman.”
You’ll have to wait until October 7th to hear the whole record, but in the meantime, we are happy to announce the album and give you the first listen to the lead off single today. If you love slightly spooky lounge vibes, this track delivers. Spada softly croons about a crazy trip that stretches the imagination sprawled over his dynamic tickling of the ivories. If you’ve ever half woken from a dream that’s just escaped your fingertips and you’re stuck somewhere between two realities and can’t seem to find your way back to either, well then you may have just taken your first steps on “The Wild Ride.”
Listen to “The Wild Ride”