Ethan Burns Reaches Deep on ’22 Knots’ [Stream]

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Ethan Burns is gearing up for the release of his debut EP in September with a series of striking singles, giving listeners a glimpse into his deeply emotive music. With a soaring, husky voice that would appeal to listeners of George Ezra or Hozier, Burns plucks at his guitar with ease to create a sordid tale of a faraway love — “22 knots across the sea / Across the sea” to be exact. Rollicking, retro-sounding percussion support his deft blues licks, and a timeless melody is expressed perfectly and evocatively by Burns’ composition. It’s a tale that never gets old — a lover’s betrayal, a bard’s dismay — but Burns brings new life to an old story.

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