Singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist edbl, a much in-demand young artist on track to become one of the UK’s most prolific collaborators, releases a new album recorded at PizzaExpress Live, the fourth release on the newly formed PX Records label. In only two years of releasing music, edbl (real name Ed Black), has released music with more than twenty-five artists (including Kofi Stone, Conor Albert, Isaac Waddington and many more) and has been quietly building a name for himself as a musical maverick, amassing over 40 million streams across the globe in the process.
edbl at PizzaExpress Live in London features a mixture of original compositions including the funk infused lead single ‘Cigars’ as well as laid back covers of tracks including Lemar’s ‘If There's Any Justice’. With his roots as a session musician, Ed strives to keep his sound as live as possible and aside from the drums, everything you hear on each track - from the keys and guitar to the trumpet – is a live performance. The result is a free-flowing pool of textured sounds, each collaboration teeming with natural synergy and languid melodies.
“To be asked to perform at the historic PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho was such an honour and it was one of my favourite shows to date, so to now have the performance coming out on vinyl is incredible. I’ve been lucky enough to perform my songs with this incredible group of musicians for the last year, they’re all so talented at their respective instruments, and I couldn’t be happier to be releasing a record with them.”