Today, Long Beach based composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Dustin Lovelis has released his new album In Your Chamber on Park The Van Records, alongside striking single/video “Stay Calm Ezra” debuted with New Noise Magazine. The track is reminiscent yet timeless, with classic four-piece instrumentation and the support of continuous vocal harmonies. The lyrics discuss sentimentality for a lost relationship, and the video closely matches this nostalgic sound. The home movie-style film simultaneously follows two timelines– a fantasy in which Lovelis is a father of a young boy, and a reality in which he is not. Lovelis’s audio and visual work broach the complicated and often unspoken feelings that come with the possibility of what could have been.
Lovelis shares, “Stay Calm, Ezra is about 2 people I loved and admired but never had a chance to meet. A well respected musician that I had only spoken to over the phone, and my unborn son Ezra, whom I had only spoken to through the womb. The world lost both of them way too soon and around the same time. Stay Calm, Ezra is a plea for them to find each other, wherever they may be.”