Blake Ian - DESIRE

Singer-songwriter Blake Ian reemerges with the release of his latest single, “Desire”, a poignant reflection on the perils of succumbing to base impulses at the expense of one’s well-being and principles. Sung from the perspective of a partner grappling with the consequences of their actions, the song strikes a chord with its raw honesty and emotional depth.

Delving into the ramifications of yielding to passion and primal urges at the expense of one’s values. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a pen, Ian’s moving lyrics resonate with real-life romance. Set against haunting lyrics of regret, the upbeat production and arrangement are reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Graceland, Vampire Weekend, Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads. 

“Desire” is the result of a massive collaboration with other artists from industry legends to up-and-coming indie musicians. The track was mixed by John Agnello (Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr) and Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, R.E.M.). On drums McDermott from Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. 

Singer-songwriter Blake Ian reemerges with the release of his latest single, “Desire”, a poignant reflection on the perils of succumbing to base impulses at the expense of one’s well-being and principles. Sung from the perspective of a partner grappling with the consequences of their actions, the song strikes a chord with its raw honesty and emotional depth.

Delving into the ramifications of yielding to passion and primal urges at the expense of one’s values. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a pen, Ian’s moving lyrics resonate with real-life romance. Set against haunting lyrics of regret, the upbeat production and arrangement are reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Graceland, Vampire Weekend, Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads. 

“Desire” is the result of a massive collaboration with other artists from industry legends to up-and-coming indie musicians. The track was mixed by John Agnello (Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr) and Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, R.E.M.). On drums McDermott from Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. 

“Desire” is the result of a massive collaboration with other artists from industry legends to up and coming indie musicians. The track was mixed by John Agnello (Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr) and Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, R.E.M.). 

John Agnello

Mixing Engineer

Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr,

Steven Fallone

Mastering Engineer

Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, R.E.M.

Blake Ian

Words, Music, Guitar, Vocal

Mike Garulli

Acoustic / Lead guitar

The Heavy Pets, TAND

Michael McDermott

Drums

Bouncing Souls, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Taylor Nixon

Vocals

Ariel Mott

Vocals

Dan Fodera

Bass, Backup Vocals

Hunters, Run!

Chris Cope

Keys, Percussion

Artikal Sound System

Ron Eisner

Electric Guitar

The Resolvers

Channing Ramsey

Vocals

Erica Stimolo

Director / Editor Music Video

Kind Weird Wild

Visual Art Director

KW2 is one-of-a-kind multi-media artist living in San Diego. This is the fourth collaboration between Ian and KW2 in 12 years. Their process includes the visual artist listening to the song and placing the songwriter in a Universe in which the experience took place.

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