A contemporary pianist based in Northern Ireland, Eamonn Karran has been playing since age seven and played for years in all kinds of bands – but only began pursuing his dream of being a solo artist after a mental breakdown and a life-altering car accident.
Now a renowned artist with five albums on Real Music, his latest track, the contemplative and deeply meditative “The Edge,” is a thoughtful and powerful reflection on grief and loss, starting in a place of sorrow and despair with a gentle piano melody caressed by moody synth atmospheres before evolving into a provocative interplay between immersive darkness and shards of hopeful light that emerge via the introduction of a dreamy flute harmony line and a textured swirl of other traditional Celtic instruments reflecting Karran’s heart and cultural heritage.
“The Edge” is the latest manifestation of the pianist’s vibrant and evolving spiritual life. Believing he owes his life to angels who held him safe during his accident, he draws inspiration from them as well as the sounds of the nature that surrounds his place in the world.
The song is one of six individually released tracks that are part of myndstream Summer Flight collection – the first in a series of seasonal collections of tracks handpicked by the label’s Head of A&R and General Manager (and veteran two time Emmy winning artist) Michael Whalen.
Listen to "The Edge" here: Spotify – The Edge