Multi-Grammy Award winner Eric Krasno released his first single off his new concept album TELESCOPE, titled “Leave A Little.”
Under the moniker KRAZ, the acclaimed guitarist’s first single introduces listeners to apartment 3A with Gina, a fading prom queen from the Midwest who now lives in the brownstone. Three unique storylines will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The new single’s steady beat underscores lyrical guitar and keys as KRAZ vocally details a night out with gorgeous femme fatale Gina.
Drawing inspiration from The Who’s Tommy and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, this passion project serves as an homage to Krasno’s home in Brooklyn for 18 years and shows touchstones of his dynamic career. The complete project follows three apartments, the people residing in them, and how their lives intertwine with each other.
It’s a cross-section of the different worlds I’ve lived in—from producing hip-hop records for guys like 50 Cent to performing with The Grateful Dead. I always hoped to eventually combine everything. I also wanted to write from these different perspectives. This was the first time I could. I moved to Los Angeles at the end of making TELESCOPE, but this is my ode to Brooklyn. Some of the songs are based on true experiences and real people. Others are embellished. There’s definitely some of me in the songs too.
Stay tuned as each character’s story unfolds within the upcoming weeks with more releases. You can watch the official music video for “Leave A Little” below:
KRAZ – “Leave A Little”
[Video: KRAZ Music]
The Soulive and Lettuce co-founder is preparing for six Bowlive shows at the Brooklyn Bowl for Soulive’s 20-year celebration as a band. The band announced special guest appearances, starting the first weekend with Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) on July 11th, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) on July 12th, and John Scofield on July 13th. Weekend two will feature guitarist Marcus King on July 18th, bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters) on July 19th, and finally Sam Kininger (Lettuce) to help close the run on July 20th.
Head to the Brooklyn Bowl website for ticket info on the upcoming shows.