As human beings, we crave control; we thrive on predictability. But usually, life does whatever the hell it wants, and we’re expected to carry on.
Grappling with these dissonances is exactly what informed the songwriting on NYC indie-folk artist J. Alan Schneider’s newest release On Precipice. Both the songs (personal & anxious) and the production (sparse with a new emphasis on electric guitar) center on the foggy fact that we, as people, need to move through life sacrificing our personal control, and respecting the resulting growth in ourselves. Just like his debut record Lo & Behold, this new EP was recorded entirely in a Queens, NY apartment with the help of a few neighborhood musicians, and it marks a new chapter in J. Alan Schneider’s career -- one in which he is no longer trying to find his sound, but rather, trying to accept the honesty of his new music as it relates to a life we can never truly orchestrate.
On Precipice will be available October 27th, 2017 from all major retailers.