London-based freethinking folk musician, David Ellis releases his sophomore single ‘Baby She Roam’ on 18 July 2019, taken from his upcoming debut album ‘Misty Heights’, released on 15 August 2019.
The release follows on from Ellis’ debut single ‘Eyes to the Sky‘, which quickly caught attention of folk tastemaker blogs and simultaneously landed BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week.
Continuing the theme of personal reflection, the Americana-infused ‘Baby She Roam’ is, in Ellis’ own words, “an observation into the joys of a free-spirited girl who feels at home wherever she finds herself, unaffected by the judgements of others and draws beauty from everything she encounters. It is a reminder to us to live in the present moment.”
Softened in an easy listening casing, Ellis’ multi-faceted alt-folk takes influence from the great singer-songwriter movement of the 70s. Though his songs are not political, they instead take focus on the beauties of life and encourage the listener to find happiness within themselves as opposed to chasing the whims of the ego.
Drawn by the whispers of nature, his music further seeks clarity within the Western world’s increasingly mal-spirited culture. His optimistic words challenge the prevailing perspective towards the complexities of love and spirituality.
Ellis is a refreshing example of what is possible for a DIY musician, swerving the tradition route of the major labels and taking on producing duties himself as well as self releasing his music.
Ellis recorded his full-length debut album ‘Misty Heights’ whilst living next to the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, and sought inspiration from the surrounding forest, adopting his acoustic guitar, violin, bongos, and bass to create an album that truly encompasses his deepest and most valued experiences. One that breaks stride with the latest wave of synth heavy, overwrought alt-indie of recent times and instead guides the listener towards the familiar poetic folk-hippy tradition of Donovan, Joni Mitchell and early Marc Bolan., as well as more modern artists including Devendra Banhartand Feist.
The ‘MistyHeights’ album is expected on 15 August. You can pre-order the album here.