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The Early Mays have released a new single that you will swear is a traditional, classic Appalachian murder ballad, but it's an original written by Ellen Gozion. "The Ballad of Johnny Fall" is just Gozion and Emily Pinkerton providing vocals with banjo and cello. It doesn't sound anything like 2022. This is just pure classic folk. Haunting gets thrown around a lot with songs like this, but The Early Mays truly pull off haunting on this one. The Pittsburgh duo have delivered a folk classic with "The Ballad of Johnny Fall."
Ellen Gozion told Folk Radio UK about the band's new song:
You can listen to "The Ballad of Johnny Fall" below. Prettiest Blue is due out July 1. For more on The Early Mays, check out the artist's website.