Track Review

Track Review: Potholes // Ellsworth

Featured on Less Than 1000 Followers, A&R Factory, Sinusoidal Music, Pop Fad Blog and several playlists, Ellsworth is reaching audiences across the globe with her music. Hailing from the US, Ellsworth built a reputation in the Denver scene as a folk musician with engaging tracks; however, she has come much further than that in the past years. Using her heartfelt voice, Ellsworth’s music has an intimacy that reaches the depths of your soul and leaves you twirling about (in a good way). The latest addition to her repertoire is the single ‘Potholes’.

Following her single ‘Dear Rosie’, ‘Potholes’ adopts a slightly more upbeat tone with a toe-tapping, head-bopping melody. Once again showing a vulnerability reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Ellsworth uses a personal narrative to take her listeners on a journey. While there is a strong vulnerability in the lyricism, it is not melancholic in its poignancy. In fact, this is a Fleetwood Mac-esque track that can be played at top volume when sitting about a campfire with friends.

Described as being reminiscent of Regina Spektor, one would imagine obscure vocals with eclectic melodies and Ellsworth definitely delivers. Yet, her incorporation of a 70s folk-rock style in this contemporary piece makes her far more unique and memorable. I’m not saying Regina Spektor isn’t memorable, but she may have a contender for sentimental songs in Ellsworth. Accompanied by Alec Doniger and David Knodle, ‘Potholes’ is a melodic harmony of unique vocals, charming drums and dynamic guitars. I cannot wait to hear more from this talented artist.

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