Ed Hale Releases New Single “Heal World”

Ed Hale new single “Heal World”

Though most of the world is in a deep lockdown holed up inside their homes for almost a year due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, Ed Hale and his merry bandmates managed to record , mix, produce and release a new one-off single, the uplifting and appropriately titled “Heal World”.

Hale, who was in lockdown in New York City at the time said the song came to him rather quickly. He then recorded a demo of the song on his phone and sent it off to his bandmates who were spread out all over the U.S. in various different states and cities. Longtime Hale collaborator and Transcendence lead guitarist Fernando Perdomo immediately called Hale and said “We should record this. We have to record this! And we can do it all remotely!”

So the project began. And indeed all 6 members of the band contributed to the song just as they always do, only separately, with each member recording their individual parts by themselves at their home studios. “

“Basically Fernando took my original demo of the song that I had recorded into the voice recorder on my phone, imported it into ProTools, added a click track, and sent it out to the rest of the band. And then everybody just recorded on top of that track at their own house or wherever they happen to be now during this lockdown…” Hale said. “We never set foot in the studio together even once. But you really can’t tell.”

All the usual Transcendence members are on the track doing what they do best. Hale played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals. Bill Sommer played drums and percussion. Roger Houdaille played bass guitar. Perdomo added lead guitar, organ, various keyboards and percussion. Matthew Sabatella and Karen Feldner both added their usual stacks of harmony and background vocals that have become a trademark of the Transcendence sound.

The song was then sent to Jim Orso in Brooklyn to mix, with Houdaille producing the song and also releasing it on his uber hip Think Like A Key record label.

“The Heal World Project started out as a simple idea, with Ed coming to us and saying “hey let’s talk and argue less and instead write and record an uplifting song that will bring some joy hopefulness light healing and inspiration to as many people around the world as possible during a hard time.” That song turned out to be “Heal World””, said a Think Like A Key rep.

Fans can download or stream the song from all the usual apps like Apple Music or Spotify.

Fans can also watch the official music video for the song “Heal World”, produced by Iver Thue on YouTube.

“Heal World” music video by Ed Hale

Singer-Songwriter Ed Hale Selling His Seattle Home

Singer-Songwriter Ed Hale Selling His Seattle Home

Ed Hale Live IPO Photos by Mandy DembachReprinted from Digital Journal August 25th, 2014
Billboard Top 40 Artist’s Home Offered Exclusively by The Villalobos Group at RE/MAX Eastside Brokers.
Woodinville, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
Singer/songwriter Ed Hale may be best known for his Billboard Top 40 hits “Scene in San Francisco” and “New Orleans Dreams”, but he’s called Seattle, WA home, at least partially, for more than five years. The singer and his wife have been living bicoastally, splitting their time between their house in Woodinville, WA just outside of Seattle and their Upper West Side apartment in New York City. But they have decided to relocate to living full-time In Manhattan starting in the fall. So they are selling their Seattle based home. The 5 bedroom, 4 bath house is on the market for $1.1 million.
Hale says he has enjoyed “the peace and quiet of the country gentleman lifestyle” afforded by the couple’s large spacious home in the English Hill neighborhood of Woodinville, but with his new album, “Another Day in the Apocalypse”, coming out later this year (Dying Van Gogh Records with BMG distribution), he’s felt the pull of the more metropolitan buzz of New York, and believes it will be better suited to the media frenzy and day to day activities that accompany a new album release. Though the singer says he “absolutely loves the Seattle area… some of the nicest people in the country live there. And the nature… it’s just gorgeous. We will certainly miss it.” It’s ironic the singer and his Transcendence bandmates recorded the majority of his new album at his home recording studio in this Seattle home. The home features a fully functioning and sound-proofed professional recording studio as well as a movie theater multi-media viewing room with a ten foot viewing screen.
Situated just on the edge of a country lane lined with equestrian ranches, the house affords much-sought-after privacy a mere thirty minutes from the city of Seattle, along with plenty of green space and wildlife species. The property is a registered wildlife sanctuary with the National Wildlife Preservation Society. The couple purchased the 5,700-square-foot home in 2010. The 5-bed, 4-bath abode was built in 1996 and maintains a classic elegance with a bohemian artist’s charm that one would expect from Transcendence singer Ed Hale.
The three story house is the perfect large family home with a spacious chef’s kitchen, …. a basement floor retreat — where Hale kept his recording studio and a large spacious rec/game room that includes a pool table, ping pong and a large screen TV. This bottom floor also has a two story cedar wood deck outside featuring a hot tub and plenty of yard space. There is also a tranquil frolicking stream on the property — the same one that can be seen in Hale’s 2010 music video for the song “Hello My Dove”. If visitors examine the lush foliage of the home’s backyard carefully, they just might be able to find the singer’s and his wife’s initials carved into a tree or two.
For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Jonathan Villalobos of The Villalobos Group at RE/MAX Eastside Brokers, Inc. Direct: 425-450-1654
For full article or to see more high-resolution photographs of the home, see the original article here.


One New Single, TWO New Albums and a New Tour Announced for Ed Hale
     Modern rocker turned Adult Contemporary star Ed Hale has been feeling the love of thousands of new fans since he set the “Scene in San Francisco”—his most recent hit single which reached the Top 15 on the FMQB AC40 Chart and Billboard’s Top 30. They’ll no doubt be joining him in spirit as he takes a solitary stroll on “I Walk Alone,” the new single from his solo album Ballad on Third Avenue.
The brand new digitally remixed and re-mastered radio version of the moody, melodic pop-rock anthem — which differs significantly from the track that appears on the album–will be released to iTunes on the same day (July 9) it hits radio nationwide. “New Orleans Dreams,” the first single from Ballad on Third Avenue, also hit the Adult Contemporary Top 40 climbing to #10.
Those who have followed Hales’ extraordinary career over the past decade know that he is not just about those soaring ballads. His band, long time indie-rock stalwarts Ed Hale and the Transcendence, are releasing yet another new album less than nine months after last year’s rock epic All Your Heroes Become Villains.
      Songs from the oft rumored about and much anticipated bubblegum pop/indie garage rocker The Great Mistake have been making rounds on the internet for years, but it will finally see an official release by mid-summer. “This isn’t exactly a ‘made for commercial’ kind of thing,” Hale says, “it’s loose and raw. But it’s one of our all time favorites as a band and we figure if you can’t make the kind of music that gets you off, then why make music at all?”
Hale and his band will soon embark on a ten-city tour that will feature songs from both Hale’s solo albums and all the Transcendence albums. The shows will feature the entire crew of Transcendence alumni reunited and playing on stage together for the first time since 2008.
The tour kicks off with a homecoming show at the Gibson Showroom in Miami before heading to other Gibson Showrooms in nine major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Las Vegas and Nashville.
Ever the prolific musical over-achiever, Hale is also currently working on a new solo album due out in early fall. The project is being produced by Ex Norwegian frontman (and Transcendence bassist) Roger Houdaille and features contributions by all the usual members of Transcendence and honorary members of the band.
Hale is recording the as yet untitled collection at The Shire and Bear Creek Studios in Seattle, where many notable artists have worked over the years, including Fleet FoxesTrain, SoundgardenNirvana and The Foo Fighters. The singer is so far mum on the overall vibe of the album but is thus far telling fans it will be “more electric and upbeat glam-pop than the last one”—consistent with the Brit Pop influence of his recordings with the Transcendence.
Bear Creek Studios engineer Jake McCaffray recently commented, “Ed Hale’s bareboned and hyper creativity is thrilling. It’s an honor being a part of putting it to record.”



In less than four weeks from its debut, Ed Hale’s latest single “Scene in San Francisco” blasted into the Adult Contemporary Top 40 this week landing at #33 (as measured by Mediabase) earning both #1 A/C New & Active Song of the Week (most active new songs on chart) and #1 Most Active New A/C Independent Artist (BDS/R&R/Mediabase). The song tied for the #4 spot on the Most Added Chart and picked up Sirius XM satellite radio station The Blend for rotation.
This is Hale’s third single from his latest solo album Ballad On Third Avenue. (Dying Van Gogh Records) The album’s second single, “New Orleans Dreams“, peaked at #10 and is still in heavy rotation on the AC Top 100. Hale is also enjoying widespread critical acclaim for the new Ed Hale and The Transcendence album All Your Heroes Become Villains, a heavier Brit-pop/modern rock-opera collage created with his long time bandmates in the group formally known as Transcendence.
 ”Scene in San Francisco” was written by Ed Hale and William Sommer. Produced and Engineered by Fernando Perdomo, Executive Produced by Roger Houdaille and Nahal Mishel-Ghashghai, mixed and remixed by Zach Ziskin. The song is being serviced to Adult Contemporary radio by MVP Entertainment and South Beach Marketing and Promotion, to Triple A radio by FMQB and Marathon Music, and to College Radio by The Syndicate.
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It’s Tuesday and that means radio reports. “New Orleans Dreams” rose to #30 this week and picked up an additional 50+ more spins across the country. For die-hard fans, go here late Wednesday to see the actual Chart and numbers. It’s a real blast if you’ve been on board a long time with Ed as a fan or friend. There’s something super special about actually SEEING it with your own eyes instead of just hearing about it. Either way “New Orleans Dreams” continues to bring great news and we here at Dying Van Gogh Records and Green Light Go Publicity couldn’t be happier! To see a list of all the stations in the US that are currently playing the song click here to find your local hometown radio station.
For extra credit, head over to iTunes Music Store and download the single or the full length album version if you don’t already have it. Or call, text, email, or Facebook Message your local station to request the song. The FIRST PERSON who HEARS the song on their radio gets a free t-shirt and any Ed Hale or Transcendence album of their choosing. Just post a comment to Ed Hale’s Facebook Page to let everyone else know! As always BIG BIG thank yous to all the fans and listeners!
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Ed Hale’s first solo album in years, Ballad On Third Avenue, has charted a lot of territory for the transcendent singer/guitarist in the last year. Upon its release the album went first to college radio and spent several months on the CMJ Top 200, a radio format very familiar with both Hale and the indie-rock collective he sings and plays guitar in, Transcendence. Being a softer acoustic endeavor, the album’s second single “New Orleans Dreams” then went to the Adult Contemporary format, where it’s enjoying spins on 200+ stations and still rising up the Top40 chart (currently #33). In October the album will begin spinning on Triple A radio stations across the country. “New Orleans Dreams” is the third track on the October 2011 edition of A Taste of Triple A compilation CD, a long running tastemaker series of “all things Triple A radio” founded by revered radio veteran Jim Nelson. The CD also features tracks by the B-552s, Indigo Girls, and Oasis’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The plot thickens as the release date for the new Ed Hale and The Transcendence album, All Your Heroes Become Villains, approaches (Nov. 15th). The “Villains” album is set to hit College Radio on October 25th, and Alt-Rock Specialty Show stations on December 1st, both formats the band has charted in numerous times over the years. In the second week of January 2012 the band will release two singles simultaneously to two additional radio formats, the dark and heavy rocker “Blind Eye” to Modern Rock, and the lushly arranged pop ballad “Solaris” will begin spinning on Adult Contemporary radio stations. Of course there is a chance that Triple A stations may get in on the action and pick up on “Solaris” as well. One thing is for certain: there will be no shortage of Hale or his fellow bandmates in Transcendence on the radio over the next six months.


Attention Ed Hale fans and friends: Hale’s latest single “New Orleans Dreams”continued its rise up the charts this week in the Adult Contemporary format, adding an additional +75 spins and four more stations. This week the song shot from #60 to the #51 spot, securing a third consecutive week on the Top 5 Most Added Chart and making it one of the AC Gainers of the Week (biggest jumps on the charts).
Just 11 spots more till Hale enters the Top 40 for the very first time in this new mellower radio format for the usually alt-rock singer. Download the song today from either iTunes or Amazon.com! “New Orleans Dreams” is available in either the full length album version or the shorter Radio Edit version. Sales of either automatically donate a portion of the proceeds to The American Red Cross to help the people of New Orleans.


Ed Hale‘s latest single “New Orleans Dreams,” which was released this week in the US, is quickly gaining attention in the Adult Contemporary radio world, picking up spins on over two-hundred radio stations coast to coast. The delicate acoustic ballad with the poignant message about Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans has also started picking up airplay in over twenty-one other countries, including far away Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, and Sweden among others. Today it was announced that the song was added to the “New To Q” radio station, a popular national radio station in the UK that is broadcast out of London and associated with the uber hip Q music magazine. The United Kingdom has treated Hale’s latest album more than kind, as his “New Orleans Dreams” are now spinning in all four Countries in the region: Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Hale, who is half English, says that he couldn’t be happier.
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The latest single to be released from Ed Hale’s Ballad On Third Avenue album is entitled “New Orleans Dreams” – track 8 on the singer’s most recent album. This will be the fourth single released from the “Ballad…” album, which is still going strong with critics, music blogs, radio, fans and sales. Dying Van Gogh Records has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from all digital downloads of the single to the American Red Cross to help efforts to yet again aid and assist disaster victims in that region.
Fans can listen to and then purchase the song directly from a widget created by SoundCloud here.
Hale said of the decision that he got the idea after seeing footage on TV of the latest flooding and tornadoes to hit the South, including New Orleans. “That song is not obviously the perfect song choice to release as a single to radio, for obvious reasons. It’s over six minutes long to begin with…” Hale said. “Not exactly tailor-made as a ‘hit song’ for pop radio… But after seeing what’s been happening down South, I just felt like it was the right choice for where we are right now. We wrote the song based on what I’d seen down in Biloxi, Mississippi doing reconstruction work with my church and the Red Cross. And this was Hurricane Katrina we’re talking about. Years later, things were just as bad as they were right after the hurricane hit. It was very sad, very hard to see how little was being done by the government. So that’s where that song came from. But the people we helped, you know, the looks on their faces after they saw their houses rebuilt… man that was why we were down there. It was priceless. Then came the BP Oil Spill, right? And then this new series of floods and tornadoes… it’s like when will it ever end?! So the song still works. It’s still appropriate even though the country has elected a new president and everything appears to have changed…. for some  of us maybe, but not for everyone. Not for the people of New Orleans.”
The title track “Ballad On Third Avenue (Beautiful Losers)” was the first song to gain major traction at radio, helping bolster the album into the CMJ Top 150 on college radio where it stayed for several months. The second single, “I Walk Alone” was a shortened and remixed version of the album version. Worked by producer/engineer Zach Ziskin, the song was Hale’s first foray into the Triple A radio format (Adult Alternative) where it gained airplay on over one-hundred stations throughout the United States. “Scene in San Francisco”, the opening track on the new album was released to online radio stations only and may still be promoted to terrestrial radio stations after “New Orleans Dreams.”
Of this latest venture, Hale commented “Man I hope that every living breathing person on earth buys the song or downloads it from iTunes so we can raise a truckload of money for the people down there. It’s ninety-nine cents, yeah, but collectively we could make a huge difference.”


New Ed Hale single “Scene in San Francisco” is now available to hear free in its entirety and download on internet radio stations such as iLike, LastFM, and Jango. Transcendence singer/guitarist Ed Hale turned solo artist, albeit temporarily, with the release of this year’s acoustic flavored whisper-pop album Ballad On Third Avenue — a blatantly sentimental homage to beautiful losers and tragic lovers. The album debuted at #14 on CMJ’s Most Added Chart and has hovered at #140 in the Top 200 since its release in July, the most successful charting of the singer’s career to date. The album’s first single, the anthemic “I Walk Alone,” played on over one-hundred Triple A radio stations across the US, earning Hale crossover success and new fans in the adult contemporary market, a format far removed from Hale’s usual home in the alternative rock and college radio world. Hoping to further the success and momentum of showing the singer’s softer side, his record label (Dying Van Gogh) is releasing the album’s second single “Scene in San Francisco” in January – this time to both the Triple A market and to Top 40 radio, a bold gesture for an artist who has always been known more for eclectic inventiveness than hit-making.