Meet Baseball Game, the creative partnership of LA/Nashville duo Adam Carpenter and Jason Bennett. The band’s music is a collection of moods, and taps into 70s soft rock, sun-drenched synths, hazy guitars, and introspective songwriting. Baseball Game’s cycle of songs address relationship dissolution, frustration tied to nostalgia, and the empathy we still have for someone no longer a part of our life.
Today, Baseball Game shares their single “Woman” along with the announcement of their self-titled debut EP (via House Arrest) out August 7th. It’s a velvety, understated song about a romantic infatuation and fulfilling an emptiness deep within. The electric guitar gently sways around Carpenter’s restful cadence, bringing things together to an even keel. Reposeful riffs run through “Woman” alongside pacifying vocals and evocative synths. Baseball Game’s introduction is a sharp demonstration of well-matched musicianship, seasoned artistry, and irrefutable potential.
In their own words, Baseball Game says this of their new single:
“‘Woman’ originated from a demo made last spring. We wanted the song musically to feel like we were in a trance, the same way we felt when watching random YouTube videos of people dancing to slow disco from the 70s without sound. Lyrically, it ties into our other songs but with more of a present day perspective on a relationship. It talks about being infatuated with another person that you’re either in a relationship with, or possibly pursuing one. Another take on it would be trying to fill an empty gap and finding a source of excitement/happiness for a moment in time, when you haven’t felt it. Doesn’t necessarily mean we’re talking only of a relational idea. This could be anything that acts as a distraction that you don’t mind being distracted by.”
More Info:The name Baseball Game comes from a defining childhood memory, and is a nod to the defeat, shame, and embarrassment we sometimes feel in coming up short in the game of life. Baseball Game’s self-titled EP was recorded in two week-long sessions in Bennett’s Nashville studio. Bennett and Carpenter played nearly every instrument, enlisting the help of friends when necessary. They played one rehearsal show together at a local bar, then dove straight into recording. The process was smooth and instinctual, the two of them quickly solidifying into a permanent band.
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