Canadian artist, Ethan Flynn has unveiled his single, “Somebody To Love”, and his sophomore album, The Pumpkin Club.
The genre-bending feel-good ditty either leaves you desiring someone for yourself, or remembering the beauty of what it was like to be in want.
“People tend to think love songs are cliche, but I think love is the most powerful, honest, raw, and healing thing in the world,” Flynn offers. “And there are so many kinds of it!
“I tend to long for beauty in life, in general, so that’s just how I usually think,” he continues. “It’s beautiful to have somebody to love. It’s beautiful to want love.
“I think some of the most unsatisfied people in the world are upset because they don’t have love; or the will to seek it. Maybe they married someone they weren’t truly in love with; maybe they missed their shot at what felt like ‘true love’; maybe they were once in love with their partner, but the magic faded as they realized something inevitable: that it wasn’t going to last forever. Maybe this is why people stay in the same unsatisfying relationships for as long as they do, all the while longing for real love.
“And who doesn’t?” the Maple, Ontario-based rocker considers. “But the more you think about it, the scarier it gets. This is why I find love so compelling.”
The Pumpkin Club lands just two years following his debut, Happy Valley, in 2019. As a veteran singer/songwriter, with kudos and creds to lead vox and rhythm guitar for indie group King Catalyst, Flynn’s solo project — a collection of thoughts, prose, memories, and journal entries — is a legacy of love he laboriously pours his leisure time over.
“The Pumpkin Club focuses mainly on songs I have finished in the most complete sense, and does not include any instrumental tracks,” Flynn explains. “I believe the album showcases my improvement both as a singer-songwriter and as a producer.”
Flynn also utilized the pandemic’s lockdown to create the subsequent music video for “Somebody To Love.”
“The pandemic hit, and I was stuck inside my house all day every day, so, I decided to create a music video for my single; shot and edited on my own,” he reveals. “Unlike other music videos I’ve been involved in, this video was created completely by myself, as was the song. I produced, recorded, and wrote the song myself during lockdown. The video includes more than 50 different shots of me in my house and is the music video and recording that I am most proud of.”
On the topic of videos, Ethan Flynn’s YouTube is a glimpse into the man behind the curtain, hosting a variety of self-produced music videos, and reflective insights to life as an artist.
Check out the video for “Somebody To Love” below, and stay up to date with Ethan via his socials.
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