Folk

The Dawdler – “Robots Dream Of You”

By Will Oliver, March 15th 2020

By now, if you’ve read these pages enough, you should have some sort of idea about The Dawdler. We’ve shared a ton of music from the project of British singer-songwriter John Edgar.

He’s been preparing for the release his sophomore album, already releasing two of it’s tracks, “Ethel” and “Dark Clouds,” and he’s since returned with the third new song from the album, “Robots Dream Of You.”
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Taylor Janzen – “I Feel A Darkness”

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2020

Winnipeg singer/songwriter Taylor Janzen has returned with her emotional new single “I Feel A Darkness,” a track that sees the songwriter explore a deeper, more emotional side of her mental health.

It’s a sparse and personal folk offering that hits you in the gut, with a sparse guitar performance and production that really allows her vocals to breathe and shine in a most powerful fashion.

Find a bit more about the track from Janzen below:

I wrote “I Feel A Darkness” in my car driving home from a party, feeling completely drained and fed up. In the months leading up to me writing it, I felt my mental health slowly deteriorating and felt like nothing I did could stop it. Writing this song felt like exhaling my fears. Even if it didn’t go away, at least I could put it to words.

Enjoy a stream of “I Feel A Darkness” below.

Freyr – “I’m Sorry”

By Will Oliver, March 2nd 2020

Back in 2018 we shared with you the stunningly beautiful folk offering “Over My Head” from emerging half Swedish, half Icelandic singer/songwriter artist Freyr. He’s just signed to Nettwerk and will release two EPs this year.

Our first taste comes with the equally poetic and beautiful “I’m Sorry.” There are a warmth and sincerity to the track that hits home in earnest with enough there to drive home the emotional DNA that kicks in with the simple refrain of “I’m Sorry.” But the song soon expands it reach during the second half and transforms into something grander and bigger in scope and spirit.

Enjoy a listen to “I’m Sorry” below.
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Phoebe Bridgers Releases “Garden Song”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2020

Photo by Olof Grind

Phoebe Bridgers has returned with her brand new single “Garden Song,” with a music video directed by her brother, Jackson Bridgers.

Although she’s kept plenty busy with her side projects Boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center, his is her first new solo material in nearly three years since her release of Stranger In The Alps and it sees the talented singer-songwriter pick up right where she left off. We can only hope that this means a new album will be on the way later in the year.
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EllaHarp – “Screaming Into the Void”

By Will Oliver, February 21st 2020

EllaHarp is the project of San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins. The singer is also a talented harp player who combines the two forces to create an artful pop genre that is almost its own entity entirely. Not only does she write all her songs but she self-produces, as well as designing her own harp.
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Mother Yeti – “My Best Please”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020

Mother Yeti are a rock outfit that hails from the Pacific Northwest, beginning as two high school friends kicking off a jam session in Boise, Idaho, and has now evolved to a 3-5 piece lineup. Their new album My Best Please was released in January via Neurodisc/Global Heist Recordings

featuring songs that dive into the old soulful sound of Americana rock that would’ve fit right in with 70s psych. This is felt on the album’s title track “My Best Please,” a song with rootsy folk vocals and some classic rock influence that is well blended with some more psych-leaning melodies and guitar work.
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The Dawdler – “Ethel”

By Will Oliver, February 11th 2020

British singer-songwriter The Dawdler won us over with his lovely 2019 debut album Keith In Ballachulish. He’s already readying its follow-up which he gave us an early taste of last October in the form on “Dark Clouds.”

He’s since returned with another devastatingly pretty new track from the album with the sparse and delicate “Ethel.” The track packs the now expected emotional wallop that we’ve come to expect from this talented artist.

The man behind The Dawdler, John Edgar, gives a bit of insight about the track:
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