7 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The talented wife of Drew Holcomb used to be a schoolteacher until her husband convinced her to quit and join his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. After playing a bunch of live shows, many folks kept asking Ellie Holcomb if she was ever going to branch out and record any of her own songs. Ellie’s Magnolia EP is a generous seven-song offering of Nashville-recorded folk tunes that are based on Psalms. The title-track begins with the rich, wooden tones of an old acoustic guitar and a sprightly picked mandolin accompanying her hushed, breathy inflections. Drew sings some backing vocal harmonies that dynamically provide both contrast and congruency from verse to chorus. “Don’t Forget His Love (Psalm 108)” is a beautifully spare serenade where Ellie whisper-sings over minimal arpeggios plucked in perfect time. She opens up her vocal range on “Grateful for Your Love,” singing out with an inspired and spiritual passion. “Anchor of Hope” cleverly rhymes superlatives before the short “Rock of Habitation” closes with the intimacy of a prayer.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The talented wife of Drew Holcomb used to be a schoolteacher until her husband convinced her to quit and join his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. After playing a bunch of live shows, many folks kept asking Ellie Holcomb if she was ever going to branch out and record any of her own songs. Ellie’s Magnolia EP is a generous seven-song offering of Nashville-recorded folk tunes that are based on Psalms. The title-track begins with the rich, wooden tones of an old acoustic guitar and a sprightly picked mandolin accompanying her hushed, breathy inflections. Drew sings some backing vocal harmonies that dynamically provide both contrast and congruency from verse to chorus. “Don’t Forget His Love (Psalm 108)” is a beautifully spare serenade where Ellie whisper-sings over minimal arpeggios plucked in perfect time. She opens up her vocal range on “Grateful for Your Love,” singing out with an inspired and spiritual passion. “Anchor of Hope” cleverly rhymes superlatives before the short “Rock of Habitation” closes with the intimacy of a prayer.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

bigtalker123123 ,

Logan

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to see Drew & Ellie perform in Nashville twice, and both times we were blown away with their songs/performance. Ellie is truly an inspirational singer and this album really shows her true talent. Buy it!

dstny ,

ellie :)

I've seen her and drew live, they're amazing <3. love this. :)

Wavelength ,

Fantastic

This is a fantastic EP. If you have any chance to see her and Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors live, you will be a life long fan. Great music, great people!

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