Searows Carves Out a Tender Moment of Respite Amidst the 'End of the World'
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In the last year, Searows, neé Alec Duckart, has completely transformed the indie folk music scene with his one-of-a-kind and invigorating style. Through his soulful melodies and poignant lyrics, his music has served as a guiding light for those seeking comfort and understanding. It has left an enduring imprint on the hearts and minds of countless listeners, who have been moved by the depth and sincerity of his artistic expression.
Generally finding solace in creating long-form works of art, Searows finds solace in creating songs passing the mark of four minutes. After signing with Matt Maltese and Last Recordings on Earth, the rising star released his first EP, End of the World. The six-track EP centers around confronting feelings and emotions that plague everyday living such as anxiety. “I think the reason I keep writing about the same feelings over years of my life is the same reason they keep resonating for people,” says Searows. “I have not figured everything out and neither has anyone else. I guess it’s comforting as both the writer and the listener to be reminded of that”.
End of the World is a masterpiece of emotional storytelling, drawing listeners into a world of depth and vulnerability. His lyrics have a remarkable ability to evoke powerful emotions, touching the hearts of his audience and providing a sense of comfort and understanding that is rare in today's music scene. The way he weaves his words into melodies is nothing short of genius, making his songs a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the power of music to move the soul.
While listening to the EP, it almost feels as if you are being transported to a world that radiates tranquility and creates a moment of peace that can be repeated over and over for a transcendent 33 minutes and nine seconds. His music is a powerful reminder of the beauty and power of human experience. It is a reminder that we can always find peace amidst chaos and uncertainty, that we can always carve out a glimmer of hope amidst despair.
“I find that my work most always stems from the big feelings that I'm ruminating on at any given time," shares Searows. "And I've talked about it before, but I am an incredibly anxious person and anxiety is a major theme in both my work and my life. In my last album I was working with a lot of emotions that I had been holding onto since childhood and I think a lot of those songs are tinged with this feeling of catastrophe. When you're a kid and bad things happen and it feels like your whole world is ending. And I think on this EP I'm dealing with a lot of the same themes surrounding anxiety -- but through the lens of someone who has grown and learned a coping mechanism or two. You get older, you take walks, find joy in the quiet, small things, sit with the people you love, and it makes those catastrophic-world-ending-feelings feel a lot less catastrophic and world ending.”
Listen to End of the World below: