Since I can’t include all of the wonderful music o that sits in my inbox in my Soundcloud playlits, I have created playlists on YouTube. I highly recommend you take a moment now and then to check out the music videos and let your eyes AND ears enjoy what’s happening.
Something about Ethan Burns’ voice speaks more than you would imagine coming from someone the age of 25. There is a maturity and a thick, rich quality to Burns’ vocals that absolutely make his music what it is. As a young boy, he grew up primarily on gospel music but music took on an entirely new meaning to him when he discovered “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. It was then that he discovered his knack for learning music by ear. The rest is history.
Last month he released his latest single, “22 Knots”, a track Burns says is “about a lonely man taking to the emotional high seas to try and escape his worries, then has second thoughts.” The single is off of his upcoming EP which is due out on Fairfax Recordings on September 30th. “22 Knots” is blues, it’s pop, it’s retro and modern all a the same time. The track encompasses a vast spectrum of genres, gluing them together with his one of a kind voice.
25 year old LA-based singer/songwriter, Ethan Burns has made a profound entrance to the music scene with his debut single, “Homeward.” Burns’ voice is captivating, mesmerizing and oh so rich; melts me into a puddle on the floor. I hear hints of inspiration from the likes of Leon Bridges, Dan Auerbach and Van Morrsion. With retro soul-inspired sound, Burns’ passion is undeniable in “Homeward” and I can hardly wait to see what he delivers next. Check it out: