Garrett Kealer dropped his debut single today – “Our Way” explores life as we know it in the 2010s, where we’re heading, and what needs to change. Listen to “Our Way” on Soundcloud
A proud acoustic guitar sets the stage for the song, supported by a warm vocoder which gently yet earnestly fills the sonic spectrum. After the entrance of Kealer’s reflective vocals, light percussion enters and begins to take the listener on a journey of collective experiences. Thunderous drums serve as a moving foundation for bold distorted guitars, solid bass, bright synthesizers, and an array of lush vocal harmonies. Kealer’s vocals shift between crooning and belting, offering both soft and arduous contemplation of past and future decisions and a boisterous declaration of the human spirit. A compelling mix of genres can be heard including alternative, rock, Americana, and even a glimmer of country.
“‘Our Way’ represents the search for truth and fulfillment in my life. With an infinite number of platforms and people telling us how to achieve success, life can seem overwhelming. I find solace in instinct.”
– Garrett Kealer
Kealer finds a way to successfully and creatively merge sounds and ideas of the past, present, and future in his debut work. He states that “‘Our Way’ is about casting off the preconceived roles designed for us and traversing paths that we might not have otherwise been exposed to. Our definition of success changes with time, experience, and the meeting, appreciation, and understanding of new people. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave everything behind and dive head-first into a situation you cannot see the other side of. You may just end up finding what you need.”
“Our Way” is the first in a long line of singles Kealer has planned for release through the remainder of this year and in 2020. “Our Way” is available on all major retailers including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.