Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros guitarist/vocalist Christian Letts is working double duty these days. On several dates this summer tour, Letts is the opening act for ESMZ, promoting his debut solo album “Hold Fast.”
The album, produced by friend Marcus Mumford, was released in February by Community Music/Vagrant Records.
Just before kicking off the summer tour on June 16, at Echostage in Washington, D.C., 930 Club staff writer Jordan Grobe sat down with Letts to talk about the new solo album, his favorite ESMZ song to play, his dog Goose, the forthcoming ESMZ album, art and several other topics.
Letts said he is hopeful ESMZ’s next album will be released sometime this year, but the band is still “figuring everything out.” The band recorded the album in Alex Ebert’s recording studio in New Orleans, beginning last November.
“I think this is the most excited I’ve been in a long time for our music,” Letts told Grobe. “I have the same feeling for this record as I did for the first one album we did as well. I’m really proud of this. I think we did something really special with this one. I cannot wait to share this with everybody.”