Edward the First
The royal love-child of Marie Antoinette and George Michael.
“Mother would always jest, ‘you can do what you want… when you’re king.’ So now, here I am, crowned and uncommitted to the tethers of social norms – doing what I want.”
As a child Edward the First found his natural home at the piano unbridled by the structure of lessons. He had no Henry Mannox in the rural fields of Penn’s Woods, so he relied on the vinyl presses of Elvis, Aretha, Freddie, and The Beatles to guide him through the phases of his upbringing. Thanks to his Fathers proclivities to composition, and Mother’s ivory drawn hands, there was always music in the house. Singing in the hallowed halls of higher beings soon turned a cold shoulder to his identity, and so as a survival tactic he retreated to a castle of the mind until he was able to explode on stages across the country side; making up for lost time. For decades he compartmentalized himself into canopic jars to maneuver in the world of theatre where one’s position is safely, and starkly dictated in types and tropes. All was seemingly well, until a long dark shadow cast its weight to the very farthest corners of the Earth granting permission to the weary and worked to breath and reassess. As this shadow lifts, some realize that the Before Times were not good enough, were not what one set out for, and are simply not suitable for one to return. The structured walls are crumbling, and Edward the First has broken free - Renaissancing to the fullest extent.
"Renaissancing" the single, and album by the same name, is a fun homage to bubble-gum pop with a dash of 80's and a whole lot of concept.Who doesn't love high-concept? Cheerio!
Each track of the 2021 album (individual singles to be released weekly following the debut single "Renaissancing" starting July 2nd) provides a new reason to dance, celebrate, and enjoy a hot-girl-summer. The purpose of this album was to orchestrate a fun, care-free dance soundtrack for the post-plague world as it enters a new Renaissance.
Edward the First (Edward Miskie) had set out to be a pop/rock singer as a teen only to find the veneer of the industry tarnished with each step towards the hustle. He then redirected to musical theatre, finding himself performing all over the country.
With "Rensaissancing", Edward the First has now taken a new step towards fulfilling his teenage dreams as ignited by a recording session with the non-profit organization Cancer Can Rock, spearheaded by platinum recording producer Jim Ebert. Living out of this pop-star fantasy embarked Edward to write, produce, and record the entirety of Renaissancing in a literal closet while quarantining in his New York City apartment during The Plague of 2020-2021.
Later this year look for a limited edition vinyl as well as additional merchandise in the swag shoppe.
"Don't mind me, I'm Renaissancing!"
More to cometh!