With his new album, The Break-In, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ari Hest builds on the soft-spoken sensibility he established with his 2004 major label debut, Someone To Tell, and sets out in new musical and lyrical directions with an album that showcases both his development as a writer and growth as an artist. Most of The Break-In was recorded with veteran producer Mitchell Froom, whose résumé includes Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos, Ron Sexsmith and many others. A productive musician and prolific songwriter, Ari writes songs every week and tours consistently throughout the year, honing the tunes in front of ever-appreciative audiences. During the two years since his major label debut, Ari has produced two DIY recordings -- 2005's Guilty Hearts EP and 2006's The Green Room Sessions -- for which he produced and recorded his performances on every instrument using Apple's GarageBand software. Returning to New York from Los Angeles, Ari recorded and produced two additional songs, the album's closing track, "I've Got You," which has been made available on iTunes, and "So Slow," which has become a fan favorite among newer songs that Ari has performed live.