Folk singer-songwriter Ellen Froese’s comforting and husky warble gets crowds a little groovy and commands presence on Canadian and international stages. When she sings that she ‘feels like I’m waiting for you to let loose,’ a line from the first track on her 2019 album Fightin’ Words, listeners wonder how they could’ve ever kept her waiting.
Clever and slightly self-deprecating, Ellen’s songs get into the places of your heart that hold both those quieter melancholic feelings and those moments of warm contentment that makes you want to dance shoulder to shoulder with whoever is around.
December 2nd, the Saskatchewan songwriter shared the new single and video for “In The Sun”,
“a song about “conflict and feeling helpless, unable to get your point across,” says Froese. “It’s about the feeling of not being heard, and just wanting to escape the cycle of thought – planning your next move, and thinking and thinking about what you could say to make them hear and understand you.”
Recorded at The Rec Hall in Saskatoon, “In The Sun” features esteemed peers Clayton Linthicum (Kacy and Clayton – Guitar), Sam Corbett (The Sheepdogs – Drums/Production), and Chris Mason (The Deep Dark Woods – Bass).
“I originally put a version of this song on my album with Campbell Woods, it’s very folky. I thought it would be great to hear a lush, vibey version with pedal steel and soft harmonies. I think this new version gets the feeling of ‘accepting sadness’ across.”
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