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Edward Sharpe’s Alex Ebert Delivers Truth

Enough time has gone by that I’ve virtually forgotten how awesome Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros sounded to me the first time I heard “Up From Below” or more specifically “Home”.

Fast forward two years from it’s original release in 2009 and the whole world seems different to me. Home was something tactile, warm and ephemeral to me. It was unlike anything else I was hearing at the time. It was a little slice of truth in a world that often felt like a big fat lie. Since then, Home has been featured on ABC, NBC, NFL commercials, snowboard and ski videos, and I think even a Ford commercial. All of that said, the truth began to sound like every other lie.

Where am I going with this? Well, Alex Ebert, the main dude of Edward Sharpe has released a follow up to the hugely successful Up From Below under the name “Alexander”.

To keep this short, Alex Ebert delivers the truth once again and proves his ability to craft unique and relevant music regardless of his commercial success. Check out Truth and the seemingly Bob Marley and Paul Simon inspired “A Million Years” below.

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Alexander Truth

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Alexander A Million Years

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