IAN AXEL CONFIRMS THIS IS (ALMOST) THE NEW YEAR EP (DEC 14/tinyOGRE Entertainment) PREVIEWING TRACKS FROM FORTHCOMING FULL LENGTH DEBUT
On Jan 18th, Ian Axel will release his debut album, This Is the New Year, but fans of the piano crusader can get an early taste on Dec 14 with This Is (Almost) the New Year, a three-track digital EP out via tinyOGRE Entertainment.
The title track “This Is the New Year” was produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band), while the EP’s remaining songs–“Girl I Got A Thing” and “Gone”–were recorded with producer Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs).
Axel’s songwriting combines the resonant piano work of Elton John with the confessional quality of Sufjan Stevens and the charming quirkiness of Regina Spektor. His exuberant live shows have had fans consistently lining up around the block for tickets in New York City, where he recently took CMJ by storm with a sold-out show.
Stay tuned for more on the new album, and additional U.S. tour dates to be announced.
This Is (Almost) the New Year EP
1. This Is the New Year
2. Girl I Got a Thing