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Shane Evans and Kelsey Hamilton Evans Announce Release of Debut Studio EP Beauty for Ashes
Beauty For Ashes proudly announce their first single “How 2 Build a Bomb,” which will be available on Oct. 30.
By: Beauty for Ashes
With two decades of gold and platinum sales, Collective Soul co-founder and drummer Shane Evans adds a new chapter to his legacy with his new group, Beauty For Ashes, which he formed with singer-songwriter Kelsey Hamilton-Evans in 2014. Hamilton-Evans wrote all seven songs for the EP.
Musical beacons Collective Soul were a mainstay on rock and alternative radio throughout the 90’s and Evans provided the backbeat to seven #1 radio hits (“Shine,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” “Heavy,” and “Run), 19 Top 40 hits and sold more than 10 million albums and CDs worldwide. More recently, Evans recently recorded an album with former Collective Soul band mate Ed Roland for his debut solo album and in 2013, Evans played on Jason Fowler’s Letters From the Inside.
With Beauty For Ashes, Evans remains on the drums but has stepped up front the band, which plays music the way it’s meant to be heard – hard and soulful.
“It’s no secret what Beauty For Ashes is all about,” says Evans. “We play straight ahead rock and roll – the kind of music I grew up listening to. I think people who listen to this will not only be surprised but like it.”
Listeners will also be surprised by Hamilton's vocal talents and poignant lyrics, which infuse hip-hop, pop, rock and international music to create a sound that is purely her own. Like millions of others, Hamilton-Evans, also grew up on Collective Soul.
“I had been listening to Shane all my life, so it’s fair to say he has shaped me as an artist,” said Hamilton-Evans. “The cool thing about making music together is that we dig a lot of the same music. We also introduce each other to a lot of new sounds and we really focus on sharing our influences with each other.”
The stunning result is the seven-song EP, Beauty For Ashes, which was produced by Shane Evans and Jonathan Beckner. The EP also features guitarist Mike Dennis and bassist Patrick Smith.
The bomb drops on Oct. 30.
BEAUTY FOR ASHES
2. Wishing Well
3. Like It (Like I Do)
4. Death 2 the Beautiful
5. The Man Who Was Not There
6. Never Thought
7. How 2 Build a Bomb
Red Velvet Media
Page Updated Last on: Oct 25, 2015