Denver singer-songwriter Joel Ansett announces the release of his newest single “Ease” on October 8th. Premiering in American Songwriter, the single “displays his ability to blend folk and R ’n B together with gentle aplomb.” Going beyond the lines of genre to blend folk, pop, and R&B, Ansett’s newest single possesses a calm musicality that is the perfect backdrop to the lyrics that express his gratitude for friends that keep him steady. A song for all of the over-analyzers and the friends who keep them sane, Ansett remarks, “This song is a shout out to all the folks who help my brain stop running around so much. My people-pleasing tendencies can wear me out and I’m increasingly thankful for friends who have a calming presence and who can help me be my actual self.” Hailed as a “songwriter to watch” from The Huffington Post, Ansett showcases his thoughtful songwriting and unique voice that continues to win fans. With a new EP just around the bend, Ansett is eager to start showing fans what’s to come with his new single “Ease”.
Joel Ansett moved to Denver, Colorado in 2014 and cut his songwriting teeth by playing every local open mic he could find. He has since found fans all over the country with more than 12 million streams online, a song placed in Marvel’s “The Punisher” , and a spot at #9 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart for his debut LP The Nature of Us (2015). Ansett followed up his first album with the release of A Place I Knew Before (2019) which was described as “Striking a careful balance that only comes with great intention, A Place I Knew Before blends sonic experimentation with strong songwriting, but more deeply places grief and hope side by side” (Marquee Mag). With music that straddles the lines between folk, pop, and R&B, Ansett goes beyond the limitations of genre to create a memorable experience for listeners. His sound is described as “the sonic lovechild of John Legend and The Tallest Man On Earth” (The Huffington Post) and showcases Ansett’s individuality in an over-saturated industry of singer-songwriters.