Akron, Ohio indie rock trio Ledges will release their debut album Homecoming on September 1st, but today their soaring, anthemic new single “Nothing To Say” can be heard on Spotify. Beginning with a piano melody fit for a wine bar, the track quickly launches into the indie/alternative sound the band cultivated on their 2014 debut EP The Indian Summer, while introducing a touch of 80’s pop production. Homecoming is a story that follows a character on a journey through doubt, love, loss, and redemption, and “Nothing to Say” is the 3rd scene of that story.
Frontman Andy Hoffman explains “In the song, the character stumbles out of the cold into an old school cabaret bar. There he meets this beautiful girl and thinks that she’s the answer to his problems, but it’s just infatuation and even though he knows that to an extent, he still pursues the girl. The simple lyrics and upbeat vibe of the song are meant to represent that first moment when you meet someone and it’s all superficial emotions/feelings and there’s not much to actually say (hence the title of the song).”
Homecoming was originally intended to be an EP, but as the band began recording demos they realized that the story needed to be told in the form of a full-length album. Once the ideas were formed, they took multiple treks to Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, where producer Will Hess helped shape the sound of the new album. It’s gritty, but smooth. Filled with big moments, but also quiet reflections. The new record proves to be a brutally honest tale and every detail is a reflection of each band member’s thoughts and experiences.