Daily Discovery: Echo & Drake, “Lazarus”

Echo 7 Drake 600x400This indie rock band has been making a splash in the music industry. In addition to working with high profile indie producers, the band has become regionally acclaimed in the northeastern U.S. Their new song, “Lazarus,” has already made its way to the pages of Paste Magazine. Along with their single, the band has released two 2014 EPs following their 2011 debut album.

ARTIST: Echo & Drake (Jon Ericson, Rich DeVito, Ryan Holmes, Carl Puglisi)

SONG: Lazarus

BIRTHDATE: Jon (4/7/84)

HOMETOWN: Torrington, CT

CURRENT LOCATION: Cambridge, MA

AMBITIONS: To be less ambitious.

TURN-OFFS: People who talk far more than they listen.

TURN-ONS: A nice pair of glasses.

DREAM GIG: Royal Albert Hall.

FAVORITE LYRIC:  

Oh, long before

You and I were born

Others beat these benches with their empty cups

To the night and the stars

​To be here, and now, and who we are 

Another sunrise with my sad captains

​With who I choose to lose my mind

​And if it’s all we only pass this way but once

​What a perfect waste of time ”  

~Guy Garvey, Elbow

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Myself.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Elbow – Scattered Black and Whites

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Guy Garvey, Steve Jobs, Stanley Kubrick, Leonardo da Vinci, Dave Grohl.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Pit tickets for Radiohead.

I WROTE THIS SONG:  Lazarus is about a relationship in which both people were very much in love but also very trapped and depressed. It’s about wanting the best for someone you love but are no longer with, and being genuinely happy to see them find happiness even though you couldn’t help them find it (“you walk like Lazarus, back from the dead to dazzle us”). And it’s about letting them go (“your spell is broken”).