Perth artist Ethan French has just released his first single for 2021, ‘All Along’ and it’s a lush soundscape of harmonies, rich acoustic guitar and just a hint of autotune. It’s so different from everything else I’ve been sent to listen to this year, I couldn’t help but fall for what it is that French is doing.
French thinks he’s created a ‘wholesome pop-soul piece’ and in a way he’s right, but he may just have done much more than that. This young artist is on the cusp of creating modern pastoral music, the kind that soothes your frayed nerves, makes you feel good and reminds you of endless fields of golden canola — organic, of course — gently swaying in a summer breeze.
We’re going to hear more from French during 2021 and you’d be right to expect big things from him. We’ll let you know right here when they come along.
Meantime, have a listen…