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Taking to Facebook and Twitter today the band wrote, “You should know Jade quit. they voted me off of tour a week before they left, via email.
lol.”At the time, Edward Sharpe frontman Alex Ebert reportedly responded to Castrinos’ comment with a Facebook post that was soon deleted.
I just wrote whatever was on my mind."Changes in Ebert's personal life — he says the birth of his daughter with his longtime girlfriend has completely altered his perspective — found their way into the music; as a result, the two songs he wrote by his lonesome were the most autobiographical.
"Lullaby," a spry meditation over gentle piano, is a direct homage to Ebert's child.
"My experience in the past was that I would have to be extraordinarily gentle and cautious about the way I would try and manipulate the songwriting if we were writing together," he explains.
But I was taking eight tenths of the song burden as far as songwriting and yet splitting evenly the money." To that end, Ebert had what seemed like a logical idea: He'd invite his entire band down to New Orleans, where he'd recently purchased a recording studio, and for the first time in their eight years together, they'd collectively write their new album."What was really amazing is that a band of 10 people managed to all sit around and have the patience to hack through chords and continue to the process of discovery altogether," Ebert says excitedly of Edward Sharpe's forthcoming new album, Oftentimes, Ebert says, band members would begin playing their respective instruments without any sense of where a song was headed. With a laugh, Ebert describes the track as "not a song that a high school band would try and cover."Lyrically, I think I was always really conscious that I'm representing a bunch of other people and that we all want to play this stuff together," he says of his past mindset for Edward Sharpe."But I gotta say: For this album, that wasn't a prohibitive or guiding force."They felt the complete liberty to start playing however they were inspired, and I felt the complete liberty to stop them or shout out, ' Yes! I do think it's an epic, but what makes it great is not the songwriting but the playing," he says."The timing of the guitar strums and the timing of everything is the song. hanging on a single chord for a really long time."Similarly, "The Ballad of Yaya" swings with a lively gait, a direct reflection, Ebert says, of each band member not being afraid to speak his or her voice.