Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad releases the official video for “The Long Way Out” today.
An unpredictable anthem teetering between manic energy and cathartic falsetto, the track invites listeners into the artist’s handcrafted sonic world. Produced and performed by Konrad, “The Long Way Out” hinges on an airy beat, haunting vocals, and a seesawing chant—“We take the long way out.”
On the video Konrad said: Originally the treatment for “The Long Way Out Video” was about a visual metaphor for a vanity filled man fighting to escape the chaos of his own mind. Having spent time shooting the video, I began to realize that it was very much a metaphor to my past as an artist, like a prologue to my future. The look, the way I’m dressed, even the style and lyrics of the song all seem to dwell in both an old and new world for me. It wasn’t something I was consciously aware of during the process of shooting. It’s quite a liberating experience to have that documented and showcased in this music video, especially being that It’s my introduction to the world.”
On the track Konrad previously said: “The Long Way Out is a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. Unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want this song to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.”
This is just the beginning for Konrad as he just announced new tour dates with Black Pistol Fire and performances at Epicenter Music Festival and Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. See full tour dates below
Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, Konrad devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints in the studio and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio at 26 and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a demo tape, he caught the attention of LAVAfounder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot upon listening to his music, because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.
Evan Konrad Upcoming Tour Dates
04/14 – Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
04/15 – Seattle WA @ Barboza *
05/11 –Rockingham NC @ Epicenter Music Festival
05/12 – Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts ^
05/14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival