Coming into his own as a singer-songwriter and visionary solo artist, former Chordaes frontman Leo Sawikin wrote his recently released debut single, the soaring, ethereal pop/rock ballad  “Golden Days,” before the era of COVID-19 – yet its prescient lyrics capture our anxious collective moment perfectly: “We were chasing dreams/Way back then life was serene, but we blew it all to smithereens. . .can’t help but long for the golden days.”

Produced by two time Grammy winner Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker, Hillary Duff) and largely mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Tony Black (Alicia Keys), “Golden Days” marks the beginning of a unique rollout of tracks (including several double-sided singles and videos) from Sawikin’s debut album Row Me Away, tentatively set to drop in May 2021.