The War, the surrender and the Return
Ed Sloan has sold over 2 million records, written three #1 Rock Radio singles and toured with world with his band Crossfade. In fact, Crossfade’s debut single COLD is one of the most played and longest charting hits in the history of Active Rock Radio. Three singles also hit the Top 20 at Alternative Radio- where Cold peaked at #2.
After five years away from music Sloan has returned with his new single, Surrender, which will be available on all download and streaming sites Nov 10th.
"As long as I am still writing songs, Crossfade will always be alive, but for now I have chosen a new path musically. Or you might say this new path has chosen me.” says Sloan from his Columbia SC home.
When asked to explain the meaning behind the deeply moving 'Surrender' Sloan is reluctant to answer.
“When Crossfade first got on the radio and started touring- all these fans would come up and tell me how important the lyrics to the songs were to them and I was surprised to find how differently they all felt about what they meant to them. So, I learned early on that letting the listener make up their own was more important than telling them what they should mean…. or at least that is what I prefer to do. A song can often mean what people need it to mean at that point in their life and I don’t want to prevent that from happening by telling them what the song is SUPPOSED to mean for them. I prefer to let everyone make up their own mind.”
Sloan is planning on releasing many more singles as he finishes writing and recording his debut solo record. Some recording is being done in Columbia at Ed’s studio and some at 537 Studios in Atlanta with former band mate Les Hall.
“I am really excited to get some new songs out there and see what people think of them and see if I can make a few new fans while I am at it. This is very different from Crossfade musically- but I think you will hear a lot of the same spirit lyrically in these songs as the ones you already know."
“As long as I am writing, Crossfade will always be in the possible future. As for now, I have chosen a new path. Or you might say a new path has found me. I am alive again. After five years of searching for something - I found everything. ”
— Ed Sloan