Two weeks ago, Crossfade frontman Ed Sloan made a big announcement: He’s going to release a solo album! Today, we get to hear our first taste of the new music with his debut single, “Surrender.” The new song offers up a whole new side of Ed that you don’t normally hear in his music with Crossfade. In contrast to the band’s heaviness, Ed’s debut single is light and uplifting. “Surrender” is driven by gentle piano and a rolling drumbeat, Ed admitting his past mistakes and subsequent salvation. Ed’s voice is as strong as ever, forming a heavenly choir before gliding into falsetto. Strings join for the song’s cinematic ending.
Listen to “Surrender” in its official music video / lyric video below.
About the new music, Ed stated:
I am really excited to get some new songs out there and see what people think of them and see if I can make a few new fans while I am at it. This is very different from Crossfade musically – but I think you will hear a lot of the same spirit lyrically in these songs as the ones you already know.
Longtime fans may wonder what’s happening with Crossfade these days. The band’s last album, We All Bleed, came out over six years ago. Although they were recording throughout 2014 and had planned to share new songs that summer, fans never heard anything from those sessions. Crossfade has been quiet the last few years, but Ed promises the band is still actively working on music. But for the time being, fans get to enjoy this new project. Ed explained:
As long as I am still writing songs, Crossfade will always be alive, but for now I have chosen a new path musically. Or you might say this new path has chosen me.
Be sure to add “Surrender” to your music library, and keep checking back here for all the latest music news. Ed Sloan promises more singles to come ahead of his debut solo album, out next year.