Meet the latest musical project of Ryan Hemsworth, Quarter-Life Crisis. Recruiting an army of renowned indie musicians including Frances Quinlan (Hop Along), Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), Charlie Martin (Hovvdy), Claud and Yohuna, Hemsworth brings creative teamwork to showcase different personas. His debut single “Postcard from Spain” is out today and is the byproduct of his collaboration with Frances Quinlan. Check it out:
Speaking of the track, Hemsworth noted: “I had a plan going into the Quarter-Life Crisis project, but Frances really helped radicalize me, this collaboration was kind of the catalyst I unknowingly needed. Working on the arrangement together and with our engineer Ryan Schwabe was the best – I’ve worked with a lot of people but I felt a serious encouraging push from them. In the end we got this fun mix of live, electronic, soft and hard sounds (And a children’s choir on the chorus!). It feels like the basis of my whole project.”
Quinlan added: “This was one of my first attempts at writing lyrics to a fully formed and recorded melody – it’s certainly one of the few times I’ve worked on something collaborating with an artist other than my bandmates in Hop Along. I love the melodies Ryan Hemsworth composes, they’re both catchy and intriguing, calculated and dreamy. I was nervous about possibly throwing a wrench into it with my vocals, as I’m so used to writing lyrics along with the chords, but it ended up being a really freeing experience to focus solely on vocal melody, to play with where I could take what was already there, already strong on its own.”
“Postcard From Spain” is from Quarter-Life Crisis’ self-titled debut EP, which will be out on December 4th via Saddle Creek.