Ed Prosek

FRESH: ‘Now And Then’ – Ed Prosek

Ed Prosek returns with “Now And Then”

Berlin based singer, songwriter, producer and musician Ed Prosek has just released his fourth new tune of 2020, “Now And Then”, a dreamy, wishy and thought-provoking number, which focuses on Ed’s vocal style set against a backdrop of the minimum of instrumentation. The song follows up his EP, “Flesh & Blood, Pt. 2”, three years after “Part One” was released. Originally from California, Ed’s family heritage is rooted in Czechoslovakia, so perhaps its fitting that she should now find himself in Berlin.

Ed says of the new release: “‘Now and Then’ is about man’s ever lasting struggle against time. Life is a long road and the decisions we make early on sometimes have insurmountable consequences for better or worse. When we look back on life, regardless of the current crossroads, there is often a deep nostalgia for opportunities lost to decisions made long ago. The weight of this nostalgiac lingstous, weighing us down like a ball and chain and only the forgiveness and acceptance of the past unburden us”.

Ed debut in 2012 with the appropriately titled EP, “California” and has been prolific ever since with no less than eighteen other releases, including four EP’s which have collectively been streamed over 60 million times! So this is no mere hobby for Ed. With no full albums released yet, Ed prefers to just let the ideas come, whenever, wherever. He adds: “I have never kept a traditional diary but I can look back on my life since I first started writing music and each one opens a detailed insight to how I was feeling at the time”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!