Jenny Kern and Jacob Neverhill – “Say we tried”
-There’s a definite romantic energy to this track with the duo vocals and overall atmospheric vibe. The synth work might not work for all of the traditional folk fans, but for folks who enjoy indie pop the vibes are really snapping on this one. The vocal harmonies are on an exceptional level. The lyrical message is about looking back on a failed relationship, knowing that the two people tried to make it work. It’s a really remarkable sense of peace and empathy in an amicable split. The balance of musical vibes and wholesome lyrics work really well on this track.
Moonshine – “Always”
-If your toes aren’t tapping by the end of the first verse of this song, we’d recommend that you go talk to a podiatrist… or at least a rhythm doctor. The energy of this track is absolutely glorious. The folk instrumentation and colorful composition style is perfect for us and readers of this site. The vocal blending feels familiar and sweet. The lyrics are about the dreamlike hope of looking forward to a potential new relationship. If you’re looking for a feel good folk tune with lots of pop textures, give this new track from Moonshine a spin. There’s a whistle solo!
Freedom Fry – “Growing up”
-If you’ve been following ETTG for a while, you’ve heard the work of Freedom Fry. There’s an audio conviviality to this track that captures the listener’s attention right away. The vocal harmonies are delightful from start to finish. It’s the kind of song that will help put you in a good mood even if you weren’t in a good mood to start with. It’s an exciting and engaging style of poppy folk music that will hopefully help you forget that you are growing up. Adulting stinks, so have a dance with your friends and put Freedom Fry on the playlist.
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