Emerging Folk – Eliza Harrison Smith, Luke De-Sciscio, Tina Loeffler, Phoebe Willo

Eliza Harrison Smith brings closure to heartbreak with her new single Got Away With It.  Lyrically she displays an advanced retrospective regarding the perils of relationships and love in our modern times.  She recognizes the paradigm that is some former lover, and she conveys these revelations elegantly.  Arguably seductive with poetic imagery, its only in contempt of her former lovers insatiable desire.  Her sultry delivery and impassioned performance inflates this conundrum.  As her talent, her omnipresence, and her inherently good looks should be enough for anyone.  But its not her fault, its our current cultural predicament.  Some of us are addicted to watching the innocent fall for us.  Once that infatuation is triggered, our selfish mission is realized.  

An indie heart with mainstream potential, Eliza Harrison Smith connects indie pop standout Phoebe Bridgers with a subtle Nashvilled flare akin to Kacey Musgraves.  Following the success of her single August, Harrison Smith writes songs that connect directly to our shared existence.  A bright emerging storyteller in the world of indie, she should be on your buzz list of emerging songwriters. 

Hear Got Away With It now on or Emerging Folk Playlist

Luke De-Sciscio brings resolution with their new single Heron’s Nest.  The composition is spiritual with Cathedral reverence.  A lofi presentation embraces its natural brilliance, with the turn of pages suggesting it was recorded in the moment. 

The artists passionate performance seals the sentiment, with tempered vibrato shaken from his fractured emotion.  The piano sways naturally, flowing like an interpretative dancer, untethered by the grip of science and modern musics standardized tempo.  It suggests some contemporary influence, but not enough to discount its indie appeal. 

These sacred vibes should please fans of Hozier and Bon Iver.  De-Sciscio is carving out his own reputation as an exciting emotionally fueled songwriter with an innovative compositional aesthetic. We can dig it. 

Hear Heron’s Nest now on our Emerging Folk Playlist

Tina Loffler is haunting and serene on A Goodnight Blessing.  The lullaby intention is altered by her raspy hush delivery.  The exotic tone brings urban appeal and underground swagger.  Her voice is unique and adds to the collective aesthetic.  She’s rare, raw, and broken like a female Paolo Nutini.  Leaving her bare and up front in the mix illuminates this captivating attribute.  Her candid unconventional nature also connects with works by Big Thief. 

The song is equally entrancing, winding you around its lullaby revolutions.  The titles sentiment rings true, as A Goodnight Blessing receives like an honorary tribute before some far away journey, as if she’s seeing you off with words of wisdom and the memory of her song.  

Loeffler is quick to embrace the sad folk vibes of Gregory Alan Isakov and Jesse Reid.  She shares in their melancholy intention and old world appeal.  A true authentic, she lives the existence that defines her music.  Surrounded by books and instruments, she crafts this bedroom folk from the oasis of her private countryside studio. 

Hear A Goodnight Blessing now on our Emerging Folk Playlist.

Phoebe Willo is charming on their new single My friend Sarah Tonin.  The classic singer songwriter vibe is tweaked with revelatory, vulnerable lyrics full of inspired innuendo.  The play on words title adds to the allure. 

Slightly raw and candid, the performance speaks to the artists genuine appeal.  Embracing impressive control over her diverse vocal range, she flaunts her upper register with whispery affect.  The features is intoxicating, and the singles signature haunting element.  We hear evidence of buzzworthy emerging songwriters like Wallice and Samia. 

Hear Sarah Tonin now on our Emerging Folk Playlist



1 Comment

  1. Phoebe us my granddaughter and I am overjoyed that her talents are being recognised. Her future is looking so promising.


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