February 26, 2013
Produced by Johnny Salka & Steven J. Goldman
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Steven J. Goldman
Johnny Salka - Vocals / Electric Guitar / Acoustic Guitar / Lead Guitar
Eric Hoehn - Drums
All songs / lyrics by Johnny Salka
Seize the Year
- Seize the Year
- Conquered the World
- Passes You By
- Falling Faster
- Not Alone
"Seize the Year" is more than a title. It's a mantra on how to live life as told through the eyes of Hard Soul front-man Johnny Salka. The follow-up to Hard Soul's 2012 debut EP "Love Eats the Young" which was a collection of songs that explored the meaning of love, yearning, loss and redemption, "Seize the Year" carries on the same tradition of exploring the human experience while delivering hard hitting music as the backdrop. Recorded during the summer and fall of 2012 at Four Legs Records in Washingtonville, NY "Seize the Year" features five new Hard Soul tunes crafted by lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Salka that delve into his desire to first understand and then make his way in the world, and to show others how to do the same. While "Seize the Year" was recorded and ordered to be experienced as one piece of music, each song stands on their own, representing both the emphasis on the songwriting craft while delving into the different perspectives on how each person can reach out and grab hold of their life before it passes them by.
Hard Soul's 2nd EP 'Seize the Year' recorded at Four Legs Records in Washingtonville, NY. It was funded completely on Kickstarter from over 100 individual supporters who contributed funds in support of the EP's completion.
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