Rising electro-indie-rock outfit Speak Low If You Speak Love releases its second studio album, Nearsighted, with Pure Noise Records. Speak Low If You Speak Love is the solo project of the incredibly talented, multi-instrumentalist musician Ryan Scott Graham, who also plays bass and provides backing vocals in the popular pop-punk band State Champs. Nearsighted follows-up Graham's debut record Everything But What You Need (2015) and finds him transcending his early acoustic work with expanded sounds and instrumentation and a refined sense of depth and maturity. The 12-track offering is introduced by lead cut "Enough," actually the last song written for the album.
"Working on Nearsighted was an immense process," Graham notes. "I wanted to experiment in a big way with my songwriting and my drummer Drew and I sat with each song for days, weeks, (even years on a handful of tunes) just toiling with each chord progression, making sure every note had purpose. I'm older now, and I'm always looking for new ways to express certain ideas, so I really feel we captured that with the sound of this record. It's different enough to be interesting and fun, but still the Speak Low I think many have come to know. Our producer Aaron Marsh took these songs and really changed the game. It was a pleasure working with an artist I've looked up to for years."