I’m no stranger to Ted When. During his frontman days with Mansions on the Moon, and still to this day, a handful of their tracks are in my ‘favorites’ playlist and in regular rotation. His voice is immediately calming, each and every time it comes on, and nothing has changed with the debut of his solo act.

“Edge Off” is the first release from this Nashville-based artist, and it slowly wanders in across the first minute with layered, treated, ethereal vocals and lax percussion. The buzzing, deep synth helps drive it along, providing a unique juxtaposition between its sharpness and Ted’s high-pitched notes.

Lyrically, it’s remarkably relevant during the current global landscape. Though, thanks to Ted, we now have a new tune to accompany our imbibing to take the edge off. And, I’ll cheers to that.

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