FLAX released his debut, four-song EP on February 7 – and now, he has returned with a live acoustic performance of his unreleased track “Dear B.” The video, which premiered at Atwood Magazine, is a part of a series of live studio performances that came together at The Ice Plant in New York City in collaboration with album producer Zack Feinberg, guitarist for The Revivalists.
“Dear B” finds FLAX reminiscing over a past relationship, thinking about what might have been and how his perception keeps changing every time he looks back. The song ends on a provocative note, with FLAX singing, “I’ll come join, just say the word.”
FLAX’s debut four-song EP offers an unflinching birds-eye view of modern-day life’s highs and lows, with a slyly self-effacing, sometimes jaundiced eye, framing such topics as social media, addiction, mortality and identity through the prism of an experienced award-winning TV journalist, documentary filmmaker, and now, singer-songwriter-guitarist.
“Hopefully there’s a hint of optimism that comes through,” Sean Flax says. His debut musical project, which represents a lifetime in the making, bears his surname.
Produced in New Orleans’ The Living Room by Zack Feinberg, lead guitarist for platinum band The Revivalists, the EP features first single, “Language of the Birds”, articulating the horror of addiction and managing pain, the lure of the sky above, the agony of withdrawal on the ground below, FLAX intoning, “Just repeat, forget about it” in a way that evokes singer-songwriters such as Bon Iver and Hozier.
“I’m close to a number of people who are affected by these issues and I’ve been there myself, in a way,” he reveals. “It’s a fine line between helping and enabling.”