One man band, Atria is preparing to release his debut solo album, Moonbrain in April. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the lead single, “Jazz Cigarette.”
Although Moonbrain is Travis Atria debut album, he is no stranger to music; he fronted the band Morningbell for almost a decade before turning to writing. He published a biography on Curtis Mayfield (co-written with Mayfield’s son, Todd) in 2016. You can hear the influence of Mayfield on “Jazz Cigarette.” The song is a soulful slow jam that sounds like baby making music, although its actually about climate change. Using his writing chops, the lyrics of “Jazz Cigarette” never feel preachy or ham-fisted. You can enjoy the sexy vibes of the track whether or not you are Green New Deal stan.