Nick Santino, also known as the founding member of pop-rock band A Rocket To The Moon (2006 – 2013) and frontman of indie outfit Beach Weather (2015 – 2017), is no stranger to the music industry over the last decade and a half. Between projects, he ventured out on his own as a solo artist using his trademark haunting vocals on both a full length and an EP under his own name.
Fast forward to 2020, and Santino has announced the upcoming release of his brand new EP. Today, he drops the title track “Peace & Love”, an acoustic ode to his more recent journey spent outside of the public eye. Listen here
“You’re allowed to change and you’re allowed to grow. I’ve spent the last few years collecting my thoughts, and learning how I can be the best version of myself. When my wife and I welcomed our son Harrison into the world, everything changed for us. I was immediately struck by this overwhelming feeling of joy, love, fear and just wanting to do better. I wrote these songs to tell you it’s okay to be happy. In a world obsessed with sadness and negativity, it is perfectly okay to enjoy what you have.” – Nick Santino
“Peace & Love” the single, is the first musical release of Santino’s new life off of tour; as a father and husband. He self-taught himself piano, motivated by the will to play for his baby son. All four songs on the forthcoming EP, were composed and recorded by a different method than in his previous works. Santino explains, “I wrote only on this old piano and typed lyrics on an old baby blue typewriter. I didn’t open my computer to record a note. I just wrote and played and typed over and over again, until I had a bunch of songs living in my head. Then one afternoon, I set up two mics and picked up my acoustic guitar. I really just wanted to hear these songs played on something other than piano for a change. And an hour later, I recorded some live takes and Peace & Love took shape.”
Santino felt it was important to release these songs into the world to carry a message.
“I hope they can help you in some way during these strange times. It’s cool to be positive. It’s cool to be okay.” – Nick Santino
The new single “Peace & Love” is available now worldwide across all streaming and download platforms. The Peace & Love EP is set for release this May.