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Ottawa’s Edison Rupert Does It All Himself In The Face Of Hard Times With “vultures”

One-person indie rock outfit Edison Rupert dazzles with an ethereal track about resilience in the face of hard times that is sure to make a cerebral connection with audiences on the contemplatively catchy new single “Vultures” — available now!

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Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, the 2022 Capital Music Award-winner for Newcomer Of The Year, emerging artist Edison Rupert delivers an indie rock tune that evokes the imagery of mental stagnation in life and how a dreadful stillness can resemble death and the subsequent pecking of vultures.

Multi-layered guitars, a swinging baseline, and uptempo percussion set the stage for a track that’s more than the sum of its parts. “Vultures is a song about staying strong in hard times,” says Edison Rupert.

The song is thematically about individual wellness and striving towards a better life one day at a time. As Rupert says, “The more dead you let yourself get, the more the vultures will pick at you.”

While musical melodies are the backbone of “Vultures,” the sentiment of internal oppression and its ease into our subconscious is captured through sobering lyrics that give audiences a sense of hope.

“Took a trip to where I didn’t know

The vultures, they don’t tell me so

Got caught again inside a wave

Of all the ways that I should behave.”

Subsequently released are the visuals for “Vultures,” which take the form of a music video shoot in the recording studio and reveal to audiences that Edison Rupert is conceived, performed, and recorded by one person.

Edison Rupert quickly garnered some local attention after his second self-produced single, “Ticket to a place.”

Although Rupert has been making music for over 15 years, he is just starting to put it out into the world. The entire musical endeavour of writing, performing, engineering, mixing and mastering is executed by Edison Rupert himself, who insists on sincerity and heart to drive his music. Edison Rupert is a compelling act with a clear vision and no intentions of slowing down any time soon.

Edison Rupert’s eclectic new single “Vultures” is available now!

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