New LP from Ted West

California-based singer-songwriter Ted West just released his new album, True West, on October 27th, and it reflects his insightful wordsmithing and his jazz, blues, folk, pop, and rock influences.  His lyrics were taken and shaped from the journals of his youth and he also covers iconic songs by Marianne Faithfull and Leonard Cohen.  Ted hadn’t planned on becoming a music artist and his career beginnings were as a character actor in stage productions.  But, as luck would have it, he found his way to a recording studio and the producer asked Ted to sing, and the rest is history.

Take a listen to the seductive electro-folk noir of “Bittersweet Descent”: