Christian Beach, a longtime fixture of the New Jersey music scene, today launched a six-part video series discussing his latest EP, DoubleLife, on his YouTube channel.
DoubleLife Exposed is a series of recorded Zoom conversations with writer/podcaster Brian Kelley about the making of the EP that will be posted weekly on YouTube. Each of the six episodes will explore a song on the six-track EP.
The first installment (see below) covers Beach’s overall approach to the EP and the recording of its opening track, “No Use Writing a Song.”
While his 2009 self-titled solo debut album was sonically more in line with what you would expect from a traditional Americana singer-songwriter, DoubleLife features a multi-layered palette of sounds, including a good deal of electronics and atmospherics.
“As an Americana artist, I’ve always been into music that’s layered and more enriched, so I wanted to combine both worlds and really get into the producer’s chair on this project,” said Beach about his latest EP.
All songs on the EP were written, performed and produced by Christian Beach, aside from a mandolin performance by Gorgo Beach on “Desert Places.” DoubleLife was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.