Review – Ellen Doty

Album: Come Fall
Release Date: March 2, 2018
Genre: Jazz/Singer-Songwriter

Ellen Doty released her sophomore album Come Fall on March 2, 2018. The album is a collection of 12 beautiful, stripped down tracks. The only instrumentation is piano, drums, and Ellen’s voice. This artistic choice gives all of the songs an intimate and personal vibe.

Track 2 on the album, “Maybe I Knew” is a heartbreaking tale of unrequited love, revolving around the lyric “this hurt runs so deep.” The song leads right into “Sea Of Hearts” a track with a beautiful drum beat and catchy chorus and is a look at hope in love.

Track 5 “Midnight” opens bouncing between the piano and the drums, like a conversation between the two instruments. The vocal and lyrics here are beautiful, especially the lines “You didn’t fill up the silence/And neither did I” and “At midnight I knew that it was you/that you love me too.”

Track 8 “Give Love” opens with a piano drone to balance out the more intricate drum pattern. It’s a poignant tale of the importance of loving each other loudly.

Track 9 “Favourite Sweater” is a duet with Danny Vacon. The two vocalists sound beautiful together, weaving in-between the piano and drum lines.

The final song “Tried To Sing” is the shortest track, a beautiful and honest ballad that wraps up the album nicely.

Tour Dates:
April 4- Artsplace -Canmore, AB
April 5- Village Guitar and Amp -Saskatoon SK
April 6- T +A Vinyl and Fashion – Regina SK
April 7- House Concert -Winnipeg, MB
April 10- Drkrm Studio and Gallery -Orillia, ON
April 11- Aeolian Hall – London, ON
April 12- Burdock -Toronto, ON
April 13- Gigspace – Ottawa, ON
April 15- Sydenham United Church – Kingston, ON
April 17- Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC

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