Ethan Lease, a Virginia-based indie folk singer/songwriter, draws inspiration from acclaimed artists such as Bon Iver, Leif Vollebekk, and Haley Heynderickx. Since October 2022, he has poured his creative energy into crafting his first album. Notably, each composition in this collection reveals subtle yet deliberate background noises, ranging from snippets of conversations to the faint hum of passing vehicles. These ambient elements serve as intentional reminders, encouraging listeners to be fully present and attuned to the world surrounding them. By inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the album's soundscape, Ethan Lease's music beckons individuals to appreciate the rich tapestry of their immediate environment and embrace the beauty of the here and now.