LA indie artist War Strings – the moniker of musician/songwriter Andrew Stogel – has released his debut album Who Cares How it Ends, available to stream now on Spotify, Apple Music, and all DSPs worldwide.
Andrew writes, “I wrote Who Cares How It Ends following a debilitating injury in 2018. I remember, on the way to the hospital when things seemed their most dire, feeling a sense of clarity. When I got home, I wanted to get songs down quickly. I spent months stuck in bed, writing in a dark room. Endless days of reflection. Who Cares How It Ends are those reflections.”
A major head injury caused the multi-instrumentalist to be bedridden for nearly eight months; this isolation, physical pain and immobility conspired to make him feel like he was on his deathbed. Through the perceptual distortion he experienced from the injury came a new musical perspective. While still stuck in bed, Stogel began the process of recording with engineers since he couldn’t look at screens and didn’t even have the strength to lift a guitar. Until then, this music existed solely in the depths of his mind. Over the course of 3 months (and mostly from his bed), Stogel made what would become War Strings‘ debut, Who Cares How It Ends. The collection of songs became an amalgamation of depression, love, pain, darkness and newfound light for Stogel. Who Cares How It Ends is also representative of how Stogel wanted to approach making music and reconstructing his life: embracing imperfections and realizing that you only live once.