This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from Brooklyn band Echo Bloom, and is culled from their soon-come sophomore album ‘Red’
his week’s exclusive Thursday first listen comes from Echo Bloom, an ‘orchestral folk’ outfit based in Brooklyn, NYC who’ve been together since 2009 (although at that stage they were known as Rosemont Family Reunion). It’s the second single to trail their second album Red, which is out this summer and which is part of a trilogy: Blue was the first album in the series and the more pop-oriented Green will follow later.
“Evangeline was written to set the tone for the album, with an acoustic and an electric section,” says singer/guitarist Kyle Evans. “The name came out of an old relationship I had. We’d talked about how, someday, we’d have a daughter and name her Evangeline (after her grandmother). The song is about how, when you grieve at the end of a relationship, you’re really grieving for a future that you’ll never see.”
The hype sheet for the single, meanwhile, makes comparisons to Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel. We can see where they’re coming from but to our ears, this is a more contemporary style of folk-pop that has more in common with the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers or The Magic Numbers. But as ever, don’t take our word for it – listen for yourself and make your own mind up!