An instrument like the harp doesn’t exactly inspire imagery of driving bass lines and mainstream appeal, and that’s what San Francisco Bay Area based harpist, singer/songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, aka EllaHarp is working to change.
Snowbird is a track of Ellaharp’s debut album Who Asked You Back and it sounds very powerful. I really like the mellow melodies. Besides, the vocal performance is sublime. Furthermore, I also adore the unique atmosphere.
The track is accompanied by an impressive music video, filmed by Cass Cleave.
Speaking about the track, Ellaharp says: ‘Snowbird was one of the last songs I wrote that made the album. I had just found out my old neighbor that lived behind us in the house I grew up in had died. He was kind of a curmudgeon-y asshole as far as I had been concerned, but I was probably a pretty shitty neighbor too as a little kid. He was widowed years before and while he wasn’t his best as I knew him, I’m sure he had lived a long and fascinating life with dreams and aspirations of his own. Reflecting as an adult, I felt guilty having seen him only as the grumpy old man in the red house next door, and wrote this as an introspection on my childhood, time, and his passing. We lived in the mountains of Southern California at the time, in a wild little A frame house on a street called Snowbird Dr.”
Snowbird has all the elements of a modern gem. Be sure to stream it as soon as possible!
Do not hesitate and add Snowbird to your playlist(s).
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