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Review: ELLSWORTH - ELLSWORTH


People recognize ELLSWORTH as a lyrical storyteller and an infectious performer. Her songs are raw and distinct while enjoyably reminiscent of folk greats before her. A friend of innovation, Ellsworth looks forward to experimenting with the folk genre and enriching her songwriting. That said, all of her songs have a core, a purpose that Ellsworth will never waver from. That is; “To actively grapple with the deeper aspects of humanity, with the complicated experience of being human that we all know and can relate to.” (Megan Ellsworth, On Songwriting).


Self-titled album ELLSWORTH is comprised of 11 incredible tracks. The album opens with composition called - Anxiety - which, in my opinion, is a great choice for the album opener. Starting with acoustic guitar, it brings vibes of modern acoustic music with dreamy mood. The song is followed by Dear Rosie - upbeat tune, which really contrasts with previous track, and this vibe makes listeners keep on listening. Fall and Overboard surprise us with the groovy rhythm: these songs literally make us feel the whole mood of the album. Melodic arrangement will definitely stay in the head for a long time. The 9th song on the record, Daydream, impressed me not only by thoughtful lyrics, but also with its atmosphere: the nice touch of creak of the chair makes this song interesting and remarkable, as well as Close The Door. Growing Pains, which is one of my favorites from the album, is an easily memorable song: it has interesting rhythm and catchy melody. When You Do, the 6th song on the record, is the one that will definitely make listeners relax because of its atmosphere. It starts with minimalistic instruments, as wel as Fight Or Flight.Only Human and Red Wednesday are the ones that help you to dive deep in thoughts after a hard day.

To sum up, everything in ELLSWORTH comes together in a stream of consciousness style. These 11 tracks will definitely transfer you into another dimension of lyrical acoustic music.


Website: ellsworththefolksinger.com