By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Hazy Sunshine
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/hazy-sunshine/id746066296
Release Date – November 12, 2013
Genre – Alt Country/ Folk
Label – Busted Flat Records
Dennis Ellsworth is an alt-country/ folk singer/ songwriter from Charlottetown, PEI. His music blends modern east coast folk with rock n roll and country.
He released his album, Hazy Sunshine yesterday, and I have been given the opportunity to give you all a review. The album features 12 great songs, making the album a total of 43 minutes and 6 seconds long. The album is packed full of songs that will keep you listening. With the unique blend of genres, there really is something on this album for everyone.
The first song I want to talk about is the first song on the album, “Things I Want”. It really has a more folksy sound at the beginning, but as the song progresses, it does a rock edge. Dennis has an amazing voice, that I could listen to all day. It’s a cute song with lyrics such as “I want a path and an easy ride, where the thorns won’t prick my side” and “I wanna love you evermore, I wanna talk until you’re bored”. This has to be my favourite on the album. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
The second song I really want to tell you all about is “Everything’s Fine”, which has a slightly more “country” feel to it than the rest of the album, but at the same time keeps that folk sound that his voice suits so perfectly. When you take a moment and listen to the lyrics, you will hear the words “It’ll be alright” and “Everything’s fine” enough times that if you have anything that is worrying you, or stressing you out, that it may just make you believe that it will in fact, be alright. My take on the song is that it seems to be about the daily struggles and stresses in everyday life, which we all go through.
This album is a great collection of songs that anyone can appreciate and enjoy. I highly recommend it.