When I Was a Boy marks the debut release by Ohio-based singer-songwriter Adam Remnant. The EP consists of 6 songs written and recorded by Remnant in his Ohio home. The cover of When I Was a Boy is a cell phone photo of Remnant’s early childhood home taken from a car interior. While the title song may long for the innocence of childhood, the EP exists in the psychology of the adult peering out the car window confronted by the decay of a once idyllic youth. The lyrics explore the trappings of adulthood, while looking for signs of promise to inform how one should proceed. Remnant’s signature baritone voice and literary songwriting serve as the focal point in the productions; spanning between folk, rock, and indie sounds mined from a Midwest basement.
When I Was a Boy EP