Chicago songwriter ULNA (aka Adam Schubert) shares his somber new single, “Too Loud,” from his upcoming debut album OEA – out June 4th.
Adam Schubert has been a longtime Chicago mainstay as a member of dream pop quartet, Cafe Racer, and used to record under the pseudonym of Ruins before reinventing himself for his new moniker. ULNA is Schubert’s coping mechanism that allows him to channel his struggle with addiction and enter this new phase of his life in sobriety with a clear mind. Written during his time at a recovery program, OAE, is a brutally honest account of coming to terms with your past layered with sparse instrumentation, an acoustic guitar and Schubert’s soothing tenor.
On his latest single, “Too Loud,” Schubert relays the struggle of temptation and the dullness that plagues sober life. “You say you reap what you sow but that don’t mean I would want to know,” Schubert softly sings before a swell of piano, minimal drums and intertwining guitar leads take hold. The melancholic notes of the piano on this track really drive the emotion of Schubert’s tribulations to the listener’s heart.
“This song represents the monotony of life after getting sober. Just the struggle of doing things day to day without any crutch and that inner voice telling me to go back to the way it used to be,” reveals Schubert in a press release.
You can preorder OEA from Born Yesterday Records.