SEAN GADD performs the song "A NEW BURNIN HEART" for BalconyTV.
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It’s been a dark way back for Sean Gadd. Known for being the one-time badboy of Grouplove, Gadd has returned clear headed and ready to take back over the world one step at a time. Now, a bit of a lyrical preacher, spreading peace and love, he is getting ready to fill the rest of us in on where he’s been. His forthcoming album, The Dark Way Back, is an intimate and visceral look into the end of the beginning of his journey.
Originally from London, Gadd moved to Los Angeles where he co-founded the band Grouplove with Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper in 2009. Once described by BuzzBands as the “group’s Svengali,” he quickly became a recognizable character with his trademark hat, beard and accompanying British swagger, playing a pivotal role in the writing of band’s biggest hits.
In 2014 Gadd left the band to enter rehab. The year that followed, as he embarked on his road to recovery, he would find himself going back to the one thing that was always there for him. Picking up an acoustic guitar, he began to write what would become his forthcoming debut solo album, aptly titled The Dark Way Back.
The songs on this album are notably more dark and melancholy than their counterparts; “Many aspects of this album may seem to be dark, but to me this is about survival and moving forward. It’s really a positive thing,” he noted. Just passing two years sober, Gadd is a true “comeback kid,” as raw and genuine a person as you are likely to find. “I don’t mind telling my story, and if it can help others, then that’s a good thing” he noted. And yes it’s definitely a good thing.
Sean Gadd. The Dark Way Back. Coming Soon
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Field Producer: Ryan Crase
Recorded by: Jonah Li-Paz
Mixed by: Jonah Li-Paz
PA: Juliana Mango
PA: Ethan Whitaker
Still Photos: Chris Mollere
Special thanks to Ryan Crowther
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