Hertfordshire, UK based up and coming pop artist Ed Staal releases his new EP Battle Scars & Broken Hearts. A stunning collection of tracks which shines a light on Ed’s genre spanning songwriting and impeccable abilities as a performer, the new EP showcases Staal’s best work to date.
The lead single ‘Naked’ leans on tight beats and funky guitar and bass lines, offering an emotive, infectious R&B-pop sound, packed with commercial appeal and once again showcasing Staal’s pin point perfect, soulful vocal talents. Offering yet another look at the stunning sonic warmth and musical depth on display across the EP, ‘That Girl’ is a fine example of Ed’s spotless, honest songwriting.
Talking about the new single ‘Naked’ and the EP as a whole says: “‘Naked’ is a song that is probably the most relevant to where I am in my life right now. It’s an upbeat, cheeky way of me saying “I just wanna have fun right now and that’s ok”. It was probably the easiest and simplest song to make yet it’s probably my favourite on the project.
My latest body of tunes! Battle Scars & Broken Hearts is a pretty genre fluid collection of songs that I’ve been writing over the past few years and covers the parts of my romantic experiences that I wanted to share with people. I wanted to capture how it feels to fall for someone as well as lose and miss that person and all the crazy things that go on inside your head throughout. Having written, recorded and produced the entire project myself, it’s a body of work super close to my heart that I hope people will be able to connect with as soon as they hear it.”
Building on regular support from BBC Introducing, radio play from BBC Radio 1 and across tastemaker music magazines including Clout, Alfitude and Backseat Mafia, Ed has gained a whole host of tastemaker press coverage as well as over 150,000 streams on Spotify alone and has now found himself amongst a talented team of creators in ‘Syndicate Management’. Working with this team, Ed has curated his greatest works yet in the form of an upcoming EP in collaboration with artist/producer Dom Porter. Having already built a reputation as an exciting young artist, the new EP will surely see Ed Staal soar to new heights.