‘Away at Sea’ by Zach Blew guides listeners through a path of self-discovery and healing

"This album is my voyage through grief, loss, and the shedding of old belief systems. It's a testament to the courage it takes to confront the storms of life and emerge stronger on the other side"
17 May 2024
Photo by Jon Jacobsen

Engaging singer-songwriter Zach Blew sets sail on a captivating voyage with his newest album, Away at Sea, extending a warm invitation to listeners to accompany him on his exploration of life’s tumultuous yet thrilling waters.​ With evocative lyricism and imaginative arrangements, Blew’s musical odyssey delves into the realms of self-discovery, healing, and transformation, spanning a profound 12-year period of his existence.

“This album is my voyage through grief, loss, and the shedding of old belief systems. It’s a testament to the courage it takes to confront the storms of life and emerge stronger on the other side“, Blew reveals. He draws from personal experiences, delving into themes like self-love, acceptance, and authenticity, encouraging listeners to face life’s challenges and grow.

Photo by Jon Jacobsen

In Away at Sea, Blew grapples with the profound uncertainties and trials encountered along his path. From the tender strings of the opening piece Whirlpool to the stirring melodies of the album’s finale Yes, each track captures pivotal moments steeped in raw honesty and emotional richness. Blew’s heartfelt vocal deliveries and finely crafted folk-pop arrangements serve to accentuate the album’s introspective narrative.

“As I set sail on this journey of self-discovery, I am reminded of the importance of embracing the present moment and letting go of external attachments,” explains Blew. “This album is a beacon of hope, a reminder that healing is possible, and that true freedom comes from embracing our authentic selves.”

Photo by Jon Jacobsen

Teaming up with a skilled ensemble of musicians and producers, among them Kevin Ann Dye and Jon Jacobsen, Blew meticulously honed every facet of Away at Sea to guarantee a unified and captivating listening journey. From recording sessions in Nashville to a photo shoot in Porto, Portugal, each element encapsulates Blew’s musical vision impeccably.

In Away at Sea, Zach Blew guides listeners through the depths of life’s complexities, providing a transformative musical experience that continues to echo long after the journey concludes.

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