Ellis Swan – Evan Williams

The latest track from this mysterious Chicago folk artist is eerie and arresting.

29.01.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

With the frayed edges of a somewhat distanced sound and a weary voice that rolls over tumbling guitar strings, the latest track to appear on Ellis Swan’s Soundcloud is one worthy of soundtracking your Sunday afternoon.

Swan is a Canadian artist living in Chicago, and gained some attention last year with his warped, nightmarish ballad Frankie and Charlie . In the bleary-eyed track ‘Evan Williams’, the twisted folk artist takes a more naturalistic route, but keeps that looming, leering edge to his music that makes it so striking. Stream it here.