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Ethan Charles – Highway Song : Iconic Underground Indie Folk Pierced With Playful Romanticism

Highway Song is just one of the standout tracks off Ethan Charles latest Folk album ‘Less Bullshit, More Ethan Charles’, which is comprised of a meandering mix of contemplative musings from the Alt Indie artist who uses his classical and jazz training to compose poignantly quirky sounds.

The angelic strumming of his acoustic guitar against his soul wrenching vocal ability are just two of the elements that make his sound one of the most compelling that I’ve heard this year. The pace he follows in his music is easy, and fathomable. such energy and evocative emotion are mixed up in his debut single Highway Song that it’s almost enough to bring a tear to the eye. I can’t remember the last time I heard a sound this real.

The New York based actor, writer, and musician has stolen a piece of my heart with Highway Song. Even with his underground status, there’s something deeply iconic about his romanticism that reminds me of the notorious works of Nick Cave, Jack Ladder and Glen Hansard.

If you’re looking for a new folk sound, I can’t recommend Ethan Charles enough. Head on over to SoundCloud where you can hear his track Highway Song now:

https://soundcloud.com/ethan_charles/highway-song-1?in=ethan_charles/sets/less-bullshit-more-ethan

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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