So I grew up in the South where hymns flow through my head without me realizing what exactly it is that I am humming, which brings me to our record of the day, “I’ll Fly Away” by Elouise. Sounds of blackgrass, a sub-genre of bluegrass, mixing the influence of storytelling and strong, raw emotion. Elouise brings dark images to my mind as the thick, drowning vocals surrounded by the scratchy acoustics surround my thoughts, both intriguing and beautiful in a deviant and desperate way. Sounds of pain and struggle accompanied with a menacing tempo give me chills and I want to dive deeper.
Elouise is currently in the studio working on their first album, due out 2016. Read more about them here.