General Crush is led by Boston-based songwriter and guitarist Ray Ward. Named after Ray Charles, Ward comes from a musical family and began his career as a bass player. His sound combines stripped down, bedroom style songwriting with lush, ethereal beats. His releases include the "Wide Escape" EP and genre-bending singles "Beautiful Day" and "Find New Friends." Blending diverse influences from folk, psychedelic rock, and downbeat electronica, his songs tell intimate stories with a wide sonic range.