Following the success of his single ‘In Two Minds’ Ward returns with a brand new single ‘ChildsPlay’, out now. This is taken from his upcoming EP ‘Strawberry Jam’ due out 20th August 2021.
Signing to Waterford’s independent Egg Twelve Records in early 2020, ‘In Two Minds’ garnered huge support across National, Dublin and Regional radio stations, The track was crowned ‘Track of the Week’ on RTE 2FM and Spin South West. Alongside features in music bloggers and taste makers such as District Magazine, Nialler9’s Irish tracks of the week, Thin Air, Hot Press and Goldenplec.com and many more.
‘Childsplay’ is the first single from Ward’s debut four-track EP ‘Strawberry Jam’, and sets the tone perfectly for what’s to come. The track is a lighthearted soundtrack to summer, with breezy, playful synth lines and a weighted backbeat that drive the song throughout.
The lyrical content addresses the vicious cycle of repeating the same mistakes over and over in a relationship to the point where it becomes comical to both parties involved, where the relationship itself becomes as trivial as childsplay.
‘Strawberry Jam’ is the debut EP from young Irish musician Ward. It is a tribute to summer times, and the relationships built up and broken down within them. The EP features groovy basslines to match heavy drum grooves, contrasted by light and danceable keys, all complemented by dashes of guitar goodness deposited throughout the running time. This instrumentation is used as the canvas for the catchy melodies and punchy lyrics that Ward delivers on each track.
Ward is the alias of Sean Ward, an 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist and producer from Waterford. Only producing music for under 2 years, the ‘one-stop-shop’ artist has progressed rapidly, quickly turning himself into an artist who is regularly churning out radio ready pieces of bedroom pop.
With his coming EP, ‘Strawberry Jam’, Ward is quickly establishing himself as an essential Irish artist and further burrowing his way into the playlists of music fans the world over.
Track-listing of ‘Strawberry Jam’ due for release, 20th August 2021