Innovative NYC-based, Australia-born guitarist Ben Eunson welcomes his video “Three of a Kind” from his instrumental solo album, ACE, due out August 16, 2019, on Ocean Road Sounds. In tune with the album, the track combines influences of jazz, blues, R&B, and prog into Eunson’s own complex flavor of rock music. After an illustrious career as a guitarist performing and recording with acclaimed artists, including John Legend (NBC’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center), Lalah Hathaway (Lalah Hathaway Live release show), Queen Latifah, Dave Chappelle (“Controlled Danger” Concert in NYC), and more, Ben Eunson is fully equipped to take his own spotlight with his distinct guitar stylings.
The album takes the listener through a fluctuation of emotions, at times using heavy percussion and upbeat melodies to build an energetic and optimistic spirit, and at others calming the tone into the realm of stripped-down blues. A combination of raw instrumental and jazzy synths, as well as a clashing of major and minor keys, bring to life the tension in the creative process Ben set out to express in his writing. The title refers to tension during the creative process, which can always be present when collaborating with even your closest musical colleagues.
“Three Of A Kind” is a song is about three musicians coming together from different musical perspectives and creating one unified musical statement. After the first day in the studio (with bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Kush Abadey), I liked the direction we were going musically but felt that a powerful melodic statement was missing from the songs we had recorded up to that point. I wanted to see what would happen if I wrote a song that blended elements of melodic improvisation with heavy rock, and “Three Of A Kind” was the result.
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