So-Cal Producer Ian Ewing Announces ‘Gail’ Vocal Lofi EP (Out Dec 15)
October 27, 2023 BY Bailey Vigliaturo
Today, lofi/RnB/electronica producer and prolific drummer Ian Ewing announces Gail, his final EP of 2023, due December 15 via Nettwerk. The self-taught instrumentalist grew up in Wisconsin but currently resides in Laguna Niguel, California. In addition to collaborations with the likes of Mick Jenkins, Galimatias, Cautious Clay and more, Ian has amassed millions of streams on his solo catalog.
Gail follows the release of two instrumental EPs (Second Summer in March, and Swim in September) and one “vocal lofi” EP (Where I’ll Be in June). Ian enlists the help of vocalists McCall, Madeline Edwards and Nic Hanson, who enhance the project’s mood with buttery vocals over Ian’s lush downtempo instrumentation. Additionally, Finnish instrumentalist cocabona makes an appearance on track two— he had previously worked with Ian on “Leave” from Where I’ll Be.
Also today, Ian shares the second single from the EP, a melancholic and reflective track entitled “Ships Passing.” What one may classify as a “sad banger,” “Ships Passing” is a heartbroken love song for those lonely late nights.
“Ships Passing” arrives a week after Ian’s remix of “90s,” a smokey RnB collaboration from jazz-R&B artist Braxton Cook and Grammy-nominated R&B star Masego. Ian’s remix adds a cascading piano and bouncy drums to Braxton and Masego’s smokey homage to Black love, with the track’s back half featuring a new verse from UK melodic rapper Jay Prince. The remix has already collected nearly 100,000 first-week Spotify streams and received a placement on popular editorial playlist Chilled R&B (2.3M likes).
“Ships Passing” is available at digital retailers here: https://ianewing.ffm.to/shipspassing
Ships Passing (w/ McCall)
Views (w/ Madeline Edwards)
Call Out Work (w/ Nic Hanson)