Seattle Folk-Rockers Ivan & Alyosha Return With the Impassioned New Single “Everything To Me”
April 21, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, Seattle folk-rockers Ivan & Alyosha return with a new song “Everything To Me.” The Ryan Carbary-penned effort serves as a powerful tribute to his wife. Frontman Tim Wilson’s steadfast vocals build to a triumphant peak, shining brighter than ever.
Listen to “Everything To Me” on all digital retailers (here).
“Everything To Me” follows “Gold” signaling a reinvigorated return. After a lineup change, co-founders Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary took a leap of faith choosing to carry-on as a two-piece and completely revamp their process, bringing a newly heightened sense of purpose to the creative process.
“I decided to double-down on music, but with a much different approach,” says Wilson. “In the past the band would sit in the studio for two or three years, banging our heads against the wall until we finished the record, and I knew we’d have to function in a new way if we were going to move forward.”
For the new recordings, the duo teamed up with Nashville producer/engineer Owen Lewis, and an elite lineup of Nashville musicians. “The experience was so freeing—we got some amazing work done without belaboring anything, and there was a whole new excitement about what we were doing,” says Wilson. “It felt like we had righted the ship.”
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Expanding on the incisive yet compassionate songcraft of their first four albums which span over a decade earning acclaim from the likes of NPR and Rolling Stone—leading to such triumphs as touring with Aimee Mann, Brandi Carlile, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Lone Bellow, Chris Carrabba, and more — Ivan & Alyosha start a new era by delivering some of their most poignant and powerful material to date.
After unveiling the tender cover of Radiohead’s “High and Dry,” I&A followed up with a heady balance of lived-in realism and full-hearted hope on “Gold”—a wistful but exhilarating track capturing the frustration and perspective that accompany growing older. “‘Gold’ came from a voice memo I recorded the day before I turned 40,” says Wilson. “I was thinking about how as a younger person everything seemed so much easier, but how maybe that’s because I was more enthusiastic and ignorant.”
Stay tuned for more from Ivan & Alyosha.
MEDIA PRAISE FOR IVAN & ALYOSHA:
“a solid set of wistful folk-pop with soaring harmonies and anthemic choruses.”
“…quite an edge…”
“a polished west coast soul-folk sound that draws on the poppier sensibilities of McCartney songwriting.”
– American Songwriter
“Beatles-esque pop harmonies and sweet melodies.”
– NPR Music
“‘Everybody Breaks’ is an insanely catchy folk-pop number that’s instantly memorable… The future has never seemed more welcoming for Ivan & Alyosha.”