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With the release of the Early Spring Blues album, Nicholas Lurwick combines a few classic genres to breed a sound all his own.  Lush with addicting acoustic progressions, a honest lyrical approach, and a pop sensibility, the record boasts the aesthetic of southern folk anthems.
The first single, “Soft Noose Trash Blues”, pulls you in with it’s almost 70’s classic rock swing and youthful energy, followed by tasteful lead guitar work and its ability to breathe as it plays on.
“Well, the story of the song is of a person looking for the softest noose and when he goes to hang himself it ends up breaking. So, if you really wanted to kill yourself you'd go through with the pain. People who have lived with suicide attempts have mostly concluded that they have regretted it. It's all about desperation, depression, the way we cope through our problems, the excuses we make for our failures, and how we sink to the bottom and reach for whatever we have left in our hat to fix the terrible situations we put ourselves in.  We’ve all been there and it's so hard to come to an acceptance when something has ended.” explains the songwriter of his single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding for where Lurwick is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
“I think I found the right balance of dancing around a subject matter. There's the harmonica that I actually was always nervous to record with because I was afraid people would call me a copycat or something along those lines, but I have come to the acceptance for my love of harmonica and drenched it in this album. I'm just being myself throughout the whole thing and even if that means being overly folky or depressing but that's just something that is and can't be changed.” says Lurwick of creating the record.
Nicholas Lurwick has been writing songs since he first picked up a guitar at only 15 years old. With a want to write good songs, he performed and played with other musicians over the years but never really found a real partnership in songwriting. After picking up and then losing a drummer, Lurwick struggled with finding a band to perform with and went on writing and recording on his own. After years of honing in on his crafts and recording dozens of songs, the artist finally came into a strange sense of self realization through heart break and a mental breakdown. The Early Spring Blues album is a testament to his life journey to this point.
Early Spring Blues is available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets, and the songwriter is planning shows for the summer in support of his release.

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