Nick Rosen, also known as SLOANE, has shared his new single + lyric video for “Put Down Your Weapons“.
“Put Down Your Weapons” comes off of SLOANE’s debut EP, Too Young To Be Lonely, due out October 30 via Atoned Music, and follows the release of the title track, “In My Head,” “Down From Here,” and “Good At Pretending” and which debuted in May, June, July, and August respectively. Each of these singles will be a part of the six-track EP.
On his fifth single, Rosen shares, “This song is me talking to my inner demon or darkness. The first verse is me and the second verse my demon. I’m basically telling my demon to put down its weapons because we can both exist at once. Everyone has light and dark inside them at the same time and it’s about finding peace with the dark and then in turn being able to live more comfortably in the light.”
A self-described L.A. gutter punk in his youth, Rosen discovered jazz as a teenager and began devoting his every waking moment to the bass. Before even graduating high school, he was making national headlines for helping resurrect the career of jazz legend Henry Grimes, who’d been thought dead for decades and generating serious waves around Los Angeles for his performances with luminaries like Bennie Maupin, Arthur Blythe, and Nels Cline. After college, Rosen dove into the world of film and television, recording with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino on scores for Super 8, Star Trek, LOST and more, in addition to serving as music director for massive live broadcasts like NBC’s Fourth of July and Christmas in Rockefeller Center specials. On top of that, Rosen served as music director at L.A. hotspots Bardot and The Sayers Club, where he found himself performing live with Prince, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Perry Farrell, Bruno Mars, Macy Gray, Common, and countless other celebrities. Adding a slew of other instruments to his repertoire along the way, Rosen also managed to become a prolific session musician and producer/engineer, boasting a resume that includes the likes of Phantogram and Tinashe among others. Last year, Rosen released his debut EP under the Sloane moniker, and is gearing up to release a six-track EP later this year,Too Young To Be Lonely – an addictive collection of experimental electro-pop gems, grappling with depression, loneliness, and the hollow nature of our social media-obsessed society. Rosen plays every instrument on the collection himself, layering up infectious beats and dreamy synthesizers into a potent mix of slick pop appeal and raw emotional intensity. That mix of dark and light is at the heart of Rosen’s mission with Sloane. Sure, he’s here to exorcise some personal demons, but more than that, he’s here to help you do the same, and to make sure you know you’re not alone in the process.
“I’m not afraid to talk about depression or anxiety or getting caught up in the materialistic trappings of the world,” says Rosen, a devout Buddhist. “Enlightenment isn’t about the absence of darkness, it’s about learning to be okay with the mixture of light and dark that’s inside all of us.”
oo Young To Be Lonely Tracklisting:
01. Too Young To Be Lonely
02. In My Head
03. Down From Here
05. Put Down Your Weapons
06. Good At Pretending