Hans Chew

Open Sea

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'Open Sea' brings to the surface different questions about being a man: equanimity in chaos, permanence of choices, the meaning of work. Hans Chew has travelled a long way from Tennessee to Georgia to New Orleans to East Harlem, and sang many songs along his journey. But what happens when a ramblin' man stops moving? Chew's 4th studio album, Open Sea, represents a satisfying evolution in Hans's brand of piano-based Americana and rhythm and blues. While his past work was consumed with themes of searching and longing, Open Sea brings to the surface different questions about being a man: equanimity in chaos, permanence of choices, the meaning of work. To paraphrase a Gary Snyder poem, it's about finding your piece of land and working it. It's not about settling, but it is about settling in.