Los Angeles musician Austin Ward is excited to release his new single “2 of Us” from his upcoming Pheromone EP! The track finds a subtlety and groove in frustration and heartache. He invites listeners to dynamically flow through the stages of a disintegrating relationship, as pillowy chords and smooth guitar distract you from a love gone wrong.
“‘2 of Us’ is a song about regaining confidence and a sense of self after falling into a one sided relationship. It’s a smooth, laid back reflection on selfish love. A girl I was head over heels for inspired the writing, but I think everyone can relate to feeling small within something meant to be nurturing.” – Austin Ward
“2 of Us” is the next leap from Austin Ward’s debut single, “Bubblegum.” Holding onto the delicate indie vibes of his debut, “2 of Us” shows off Austin’s ability to dance between indie darling and pop guru. Airy vocals mixed with lively guitar lines give the dark, romantic single and shiny tinge.
Most recently, Austin shared his music video for “Bubblegum.” The delicate indie track oozes with melty guitar lines, trembling organs, and Austin’s sultry vocals, pulling you into a vortex of subtle sex appeal. Ward croons about navigating the first glimpse of a new relationship after a deep heartbreak and staying apprehensive to the selfish patterns of LA girls. The track glows with indie comfort, making it clear that Ward is someone to keep your eye on.
Raised between the sun-kissed jungle gym of Los Angeles and the backwood charm of Meridian, MS, Ward draws upon his eclectic upbringing to inform his sound. He’s spent years behind the scenes, developing the sound of other artists, but he’s finally emerged with the music he’s always wanted you to hear. The writing is minimalist, but pointed, telling an emotive story with choice words. He sings of heartbreak and the tug-of-war nature of love, driven by intricate layered guitar parts, velvety mid-range and falsetto vocal performances, and anthemic timbre.
“Bubblegum” and “2 of Us” are the first glimpses into Austin Ward’s debut project Pheromone. The seven track EP takes listeners through a tale of first love and the lessons of heartbreak on the other side. Ward’s sound is an amalgamation of styles and influences that span across time – he invites listeners to journey with him as he almost theatrically confronts a three-part cast of characters: love, sex, and power. With lush instrumentation and poetic, but pointed, lyricism, Ward has developed a sound that’s in line with the best of Grizzly Bear and Beach House. Pheromone is the music that Ward has always wanted to create. These are the songs that have been marinating in his bedroom, the songs that have chronicled the love and loss in his life, the songs that give you everything he has.