Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Canyon City – Castle

Paul Johnson, the man behind the Canyon City moniker, must have a big, warm heart to sell a song like this so sincerely. ‘Castle’ is a sweet folk tune that carries on like a casual amble in the park, or…

Single | I Said Yes – Virginia

Oracular UK folksters, I Said Yes, have returned. Their all-new single, ‘Virginia’, is an earnest love song that builds up its tensities with percolative guitar and textured production. It all leads into a fabulous crescendo, replete with subtle horns, synth,…

Video Premiere | Jason Erie – Amazon

New Jersey singer-songwriter Jason Erie returns with a scorching and fun music video for his new single, ‘Amazon’. The tune is the latest cut from his forthcoming album, Tiny Fires (25 March). The song succeeds the LP’s titular single, itself…

Video Premiere | Jessica Smucker – Stones to Throw

Jessica Smucker beautifully captures feelings of isolation on the delicately crafted tune, ‘Stones to Throw’. A folk-pop ballad, the Lancaster artist flexes her muscles as a singer-songwriter with music that feels like it’s just enough. Production is never overbearing; if…

Interview | FFS 5 with Natalie Gelman

With its bluesy undertones, sweet, singalong chorus, and—of course—Natalie Gelman’s gorgeous voice, ‘Better Days’ has been a highlight from off of her latest LP, Moth to the Flame (Blue Élan) Just a couple weeks back, the soulful singer-songwriter releases an…

Album | Yuval Ron – Sacred Spiral

Yuval Ron’s esteemed artistry has led him to Oscars fame for West Bank Story, Getty Museum compositions, and beyond. A renowned name in the world music scene, his broad resume speaks for itself. This makes it all the more wonderful…

Premiere | Ren Lawton – Thinking About You

Ren Lawton’s ‘Thinking About You’ is the perfect driving folk tune to kick off the week. With its jangling guitar and punchy verses, the tune recalls iconic rambling troubadours of eras past. Lawton rides a melody in stride on its…

Premiere | Ocie Elliott – Coming Home

At the crux of Ocie Elliott are two kindred souls. Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy continue to harvest their deep artistic connection, sewing it into beautiful, entrancing folk music. The near-spiritual ‘Coming Home’ is a testament to this bond, and…