Luke Elliot - "Death of a Widow" CD EP Review ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Luke Elliot - "Death of a Widow" CD EP Review

Luke Elliot - Luke Elliot is a young songwriter with an old soul. On his second disc, “Death of a Widow”, Elliot creates predominately dark-hued musical landscapes which serves as backdrop to his tales of love, heartbreak and obsession. There are elements of Americana (specifically Faulkner, Dylan and Cohen) in this disc’s five tracks but Elliot ‘modernizes’ the classic Americana sound into something that is both delicate but dangerous. Elliot’s clear vocals drive each song (in addition to driving home the lyrics) and the vocals are complemented by brooding piano and guitar arrangements. The end result has Elliot carving out his own niche where he sounds more like an alt-folk “cousin” to John Cale or a less-deranged Nick Cave than the aforementioned Americana artists.

"Death of a Widow" is available from iTunes for $3.99 (click-through on the CD cover above).

Luke Elliot’s next NYC show is at The Bitter End on November 13th.

Luke Elliot