HANS CHEW - life & love LP, At The Helm Records




“‘Life & Love’ is the second album from New York City pianist, singer, songwriter and performer Hans Chew. After receiving 4-star reviews in both Rolling Stone and Uncut magazine for his debut ‘Tennessee & Other Stories’, Hans Chew returns with his eagerly anticipated follow up. The snapshot of a rock and roll band, ‘Life & Love’ was recorded live in the studio with limited overdubs to allow the listener to feel the immediate raw power of this well-oiled band. With distinct influences of British and southern American classic rock, the album’s sound stands on plenty of blues, country, and soul as it bares its teeth. Conceptually, ‘Life & Love’ isn’t complex: it deals with the experience of life and the role that love plays in it. Its imagery however, betrays another reality: the listener will encounter the creation and rise of civilization, temptations of the flesh from across the railroad tracks, the cool hand of the goddess of mercy, a marriage between a nymph and the son of Zebedee, a prodigal son in goatskin cloaks, Tsars, Boyars, the ripping open of space and time, and last but not least, the Junco Partner himself. LP includes digital download code.”