JB Elwood Has Become Lost In His Ways

The singer-songwriter is looking for a second chance in his heartfelt new single.

JB Elwood tries to find his way back to the light in his heartfelt new single Lost In My Ways — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The Americana artist’s rock-forward new release is a tale of hard-won redemption, reminding us that we don’t always know what people may be going through. The latest offering from his upcoming album, Lost In My Ways digs deep into the topics of empathy and second chances. With powerful vocals and a unique instrumental accompaniment, this song asks you to reflect. His lyrics tell a story:

“I know I tried to tame all the chaos inside
I am reckless and alive
But it’s so hard to change
’Cause I’m so lost in my ways.”

The track follows the thoughts of an alcoholic battling with their addiction and attempting to find a glimmer of hope in the darkness they’re surrounded by. “Lost In My Ways is a song about redemption,” Elwood explains. “Everyone deserves a second, third, maybe even fourth chance. You never truly understand someone’s situation until you step in their shoes.

“A person going through hard times may have the desire to change, but they may not know how. That is why they might push people away and continue putting themselves in bad situations, ultimately leading to a life crisis where they come face to face with their inner demons.”

Although the song is centered around alcoholism, the underlying themes about remembering to be kind and gentle with others can be applied to almost any situation you may experience. Lost In My Ways showcases Elwood’s ability to be vulnerable, thus allowing his audience to open up and also be vulnerable. The track was written by Elwood and produced by Andrew Middleton.

Hailing from the Midwest, with Appalachian familial roots, Elwood pulls influence from a myriad of cities and Americana culture. Eventually, Elwood settled in Austin, a city that complements his musical tastes and drives him to continue to create. The singer pays tribute to his grandfathers: An entrepreneur and a self-taught musician, taking his name from his grandpa, John Elwood Ball. Elwood treasures the gift of an heirloom from his other grandpa, a 1960s Gibson Dove guitar. His music encapsulates his love for his family as well as his experiences throughout his life and allows his listeners to apply the lyrics to their lives.

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