That feeling of being in love is something musicians have attempted to capture countless times and more often than not they will miss the mark, but then you have tracks that deal with the flipside of a relationship. Ian Janco’s news single ‘Long Way Down’ captivates the long aftermath of an end of a relationship with emotional atmospherics.
The artist has managed to craft a beautifully tender song that comes from a nostalgic moment in time where he shares his appreciation for how far he’s come.
Janco has one of those voices that makes you stop in your tracks with it’s mesmerizing qualities such as the earthy tones and a raw emotional honesty unlike any other. It’s a cliche but this really hit home for me with the gentle croons, alluring guitar plucking pattern and subtle introduction of orchestral instruments taking you to places in your mind that you’ve never been before. That’s what all good music should do after all. The beautiful melody and honest lyrics create a song that you’ll find yourself wandering back to every time.
‘Long Way Down’ is the focus track from Ian Janco’s Rapture EP, out now and available to listen here.
“This is a body of work I composed at the lowest point in my life, and the lowest point in many of our lives. In the thick of the Covid pandemic, I was broke and stuck in London, across the ocean from my family. My career was in standstill and I was questioning if I had any path forward in music. My relationship and my parents’ marriage ended at the same time. I was struggling with physical and mental health issues alone in a dark flat in London, but towards the end of 2020 I was lucky to be offered a friend’s seaside flat in Brighton for a short escape. I wrote and recorded the tracks for what eventually became the foundation of the Rapture EP. Getting this music out of me allowed me to begin to heal, and the reason I stuck with these often painful songs is that I hoped they could help other people feel, heal and grow after a traumatic time for everyone.”
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