Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ian McFarland- free and easy alt folk belie a darker story on "Up And Down"

























Up And Down by L.A. singer songwriter Ian McFarland has classic folk bones but framed in indie pop sounds. The light and free melodies belie the story behind the song. Ian explains:

"Up And Down" is intended to be relate-able to daily highs and lows people face. "Up And Down" is meant to be an easy listening track and to help keep positive through adversary.
I wrote "Up And Down" after a close encounter with death which involved myself breaking every bone from my lumbar system to my sternum. After making a full recovery months later I decided to only focus on things that were important to me. I then moved to Spain to study music production for four months before moving to Los Angeles to pursuing a career in music. "Up And Down" recorded in my one bedroom in Los Angeles; Eric Deluca (bass) Ryan Melone (engineer) Ian McFarland (everything else)

All Ian's music can be found on streaming services (3 EPs and 2 singles).
Next two singles are after this one drops on the 25th are "Santa Fe" Oct. 5th and "Tell A Lie' Oct 25th.

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Robb Donker

PRESS NOTES:

23 year old Ian McFarland is a multi-instrumentalist who’s influences are Mac DeMarco, Tame Imapala, and Wavves. Ian started making music at 10 years old when he was given a casio piano for his birthday. Ian is currently working on two EPs one which features him as the sole performer and one with his new L.A. based group.