Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Jeff's Best of 2020 - #10: Ellis - Born Again

It's that time of year again, and in what is a strange year for all of us with the pandemic and all, I kick off my list this year with Born Again by Ellis.

Ellis does a great job of setting herself apart from other hazy, distortion/reverb-drenched singer-songwriter material by having some truly great songwriting chops and some raw honesty for ideas and concepts often explored only in metaphor. Songs like the title track, like "Happy," all speak to an up-front vulnerability that resonates when things are normal, never mind during a public health crisis where we're seeking any sort of human connection.

Its a short listen, but an essential one. Ellis later released a covers EP that proved to me that this album is not just a one-and-done flash in the pan, so I'm excited to hear what comes next.

Songs of note: "Happy," "Born Again," "Into the Trees," "Shame."

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