Behind the Song
Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed was featured as an “Emerging Artist” in Billboard Magazine, December 2018. The animated music video for the Top 20 iTunes charting song, “Red Omen” has been shown at numerous film festivals around the globe, earning accolades and raising funds for Whole Dyslexic Foundation, a cause near and dear to Ed’s heart. Ed is also a gentleman farmer, gardener and paranormal enthusiast. Ed’s single, “Stronger” was released in January 2020 on MTS Records. The song raced onto the iTunes Canada Pop charts, and it was followed by an iTunes South Africa chart-topper, “Tomorrow Is Today.” Ed is an Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, an International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, an IMEA Award nominee, a Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia m Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Awards Winner, and an Indie Music Channel Award winner, as well as a Radio Music Award winner.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Kitchen Sink. I love wide variety of genres, so my music takes on just about everything in the kitchen sink.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
That’s a great question. I would say there are so many facets to being an artist that it is actually my life. I love writing songs and of course performing live. Recording to me is a completely different animal but nonetheless it connects me to the living environment, the things that I am exposed to and the ability to reflect in a dynamic environment.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
As I mentioned recording is a whole different animal. You’re creating a picture to be captured for a moment in time. I love the aspect of developing a song and the process of watching it unfold. Much like songwriting, the recording process starts to ask you certain things. You may think you have a concrete idea and sometimes that is the case, but it behooves me to follow the evolution as the recording progresses. You learn so much in this process.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
Some might think it dry. Some might think it strange. But I’m really into catastrophic asteroid impacts. For the last two years I’ve been studying Greek mythology, geology, astronomy, mathematics and the landscapes of catastrophe. Music has always had a certain amount of anthropology attached to it and I am fascinated as to who we are and how we got here. I also grow an incredible amount of food every year. Right now I have over 160 different kinds of plants growing in my garage, getting ready for the season ahead. Everything ranging from tomatoes cucumbers squash peppers and watermelon.
I see music and an artistic life a kin to growing a garden. The seeds you nurture and plant come to beautiful fruition and in time sustain you.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
The Spectrum is so vast. It’s hard to pinpoint any one person because there’s so much amazing art happening everywhere. I most admire people that are pushing the envelope. Being themselves. Not afraid to take chances. I really like Billie Eilish but in the same breath I could say I also love Esperanza Spalding.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
This question is extremely dialectic as it is relative to my emotional content at the moment. From day to day or week to week or perhaps even year to year I could vacillate but there are a few that are extremely poignant in my heart. I consider myself to be a Neo-pantheist non-conformist. Lolol
The song “ I Found God “ is an in-depth look into the concept that the beauty of the creator or whatever you wanna call it is everywhere. When we look into the sky and when we feel our feet touching the ground. The subtle energies and vibrations that we are still connected to. What we do to the Globe we do to ourselves. What we do to ourselves we do to the Earth. Realizations of truth come in the forms of visions. Almost like acclamations of positivity exploding like fireworks in your heart. Our job here is to be beautiful but responsible. I’m lucky enough to have been able to organize some of these impressions in a palatable way which this song reflects. It’s something I’d like to have is an epitaph.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
Over the last year I’ve been working on a new project titled “A Recipe For Perpetual Spring” In the last nine months I’ve released two singles “Stronger” and most recently the single “Tomorrow Is Today” I’m absolutely a static that it’s been getting so much attention and wonderful reviews. There is plans for the full album to be released digitally as well as on vinyl in the early part of the summer of 2021.
Thank you so kindly for having me today and it’s been a pleasure to be able to speak with you and talk about my craft..
Tell us where fans can access your music.