San Francisco based folk meets Americana singer-songwriter EllaHarp just released her third studio album entitled Lost In January. The introspective album delves into encompassing themes of loss, inequality, violence, and the relentless grip of anxiety. However, her poignant narratives are skillfully juxtaposed with an underlying beauty, wrapping even the most difficult subject matter in a brilliant sonic elegance.
Lost In January showcases EllaHarp’s musical affinity and talent for her two most favored instruments, a self-designed harp and a five-string banjo, creating an auditory texture that feels as intimate as it is expansive. Her single “Restless Lullaby” is an enchanting Americana song that gently sweeps the listener away on a journey through EllaHarp’s heartfelt storytelling and soulful strums of the banjo. The lyricism in the song is simple yet profound, offering depth against the light, carefree melody. “The 19” features melodies that wind their way through the song like a gentle stream – inviting, serene, and yet tinged with an undercurrent of dark emotions. “You won’t find faith in a star // It don’t get easier, it gets hard,” sings EllaHarp as her vocals rise, fall, and howl with a haunting cadence. An air of sorrowful lyricism and inherent sadness is wrapped in a soothing musical landscape, creating a melodic paradox that feels emotive and stirring. In “Sunflower”, EllaHarp creates a dreamy escape into the boundless depths of unconditional love and the spirit of hope. With soft, honey-dipped vocals against a soundscape of affectionate harmonies, she invites her listeners to lose themselves in its gentle embrace.
EllaHarp creates a sound that is both timeless as it is refreshing. Her latest album is a reflective journey of heartache and hope, ultimately resulting in a multi-layered emotional experience that lingers long after the music stops. The artist has graced the stage alongside noteworthy acts such as Hollow Coves, Harrison Storm, Smith and Thell, Ira Wolf, Humbird, and Willie Watson to name a few. Additionally, her song “Time” has gained recognition by being featured in the popular Netflix series Emily in Paris, a further testament to her burgeoning musical influence.
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