Alex Ebert - I vs I
Today, alternative hitmaker Alex Ebert releases ‘I vs I‘ (out via Community Music & AWAL). His most expansive and eclectic album yet, on ‘I vs I’ Ebert unfolds a conceptual narrative that explores the many facets of the human experience, through the lens of a deteriorating relationship and the eventual phoenix-like rise back into the warmth of a new love.
Ebert’s second solo record since 2011’s ‘Alexander’, ‘I vs I’ tackles heady topics with a range of sounds just as immense, from the funk-laden sound that fans of Ima Robot are familiar with to more doleful indietronic folk reflections in the vein of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Ebert runs the gamut of human emotions and desires on ‘I vs I’, including love and sex (“Her Love”), jealousy (a trippy reinvented sampling of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy”), battling depression (“Gold”), the passage of time and the chase for eternal youth (“Automatic Youth”), and (on “Stronger”) “an exploration of relationship highs and lows, replete with handclaps, whistling, and a bold falsetto”, according to KCRW. (continue reading full bio in downloads folder below)