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Album Review: Floater by Tedward

Not knowing what to expect, a Cincinnati based band named Tedward and their upcoming album named Floater, will leave listeners wanting more. Soon to be released on March 17th, Floater brings with it the musical stylings of indie rock/punk rock. From start to finish, the album is a showcase of Tedward’s songwriting skills, with each track offering a unique perspective and a fresh sound.

“I really enjoyed the process of producing this album and I hope listeners enjoy it too”, said Terrance Lee, guitarist/vocalist and songwriter of Tedward. “I’m just at a point right now where I’m writing music I like and the lyrics are sometimes inspired by things currently happening in my life. Other times, the songs are reflections on the past.”

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Ablona,” a song that not only includes great guitar riffs, but great vocal range.

“I think “Ablona” is my favorite song off the album,” said Lee. “It was probably the one song that came together in the most natural way. I had a dream that one of my favorite bands announced they were touring and that they would be playing in the fictional city of Ablona, OH. I was so excited and inspired in the dream, that when I woke up, I immediately grabbed my guitar and tried to write a song about it. The song came together and was recorded within a few hours.”

Compared to Tedward’s previous work, this album is a step forward in the right direction.

“Well compared to Tedward’s first EP, Burnt Ends, Floater is a lot more punk-influenced. The songs are heavier and more fuzzed out. I think the songs are better produced as well”, said Lee. “I also think towards the end of recording Burnt Ends, I started to get more comfortable playing guitar solos again. You can definitely hear that on Floater. Prior to starting up Tedward a year and half ago, I wasn’t really writing music or playing much guitar. The duration of Tedward’s existence has been a lot of good learning experiences in terms of producing, performing, and writing.”

Overall, Floater is a well-created and diverse album that is not to be missed. Floater is a triumph, showcasing growth and ability to create meaningful and memorable music. If you are a fan of indie punk music, be sure to check it out!

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