We’re no strangers to Australia-based singer-songwriter Ernest Aines; we managed to recently get our hands on his heartfelt and evocative debut EP, Already Found, which we found to be a truly authentic and expressive collection of tunes that was practically tailor-made for the quintessential modern folk fan.
After the release of his debut, Aines followed it with a single titled You’re A Garden in October of 2019. True to what is becoming his signature sound, this is an ethereal and delicate selection of his remarkable storytelling talent.
Once again combining his precise fingerpicking with his strong yet certainly honeyed voice, You’re A Garden has all the hallmarks of a memorable soft-indie-folk track. Stunning in its simplicity, we find no filler or over-production here. Each element is simple and cleanly executed, and it’s all tied together by Aines’ exceptional songwriting. The lyrics, too, are simple and selective, but they are nonetheless powerful:
“Taken by the hand of time and floating only gently on the wind
Save the only troubled soul betrodden by the open hand of sin
You’re a forgotten taste that could make this old man cry
You will fold in me because we are already whole enough”
Gorgeous and understated, we’d recommend this track to fans of Ben Howard or Gregory Alan Isokov. The straightforward and pure singer-songwriter sensibilities of You’re A Garden are simply dulcet, and with this single Ernest Aines continues to cement himself as an artist to watch.
BELOW: Listen to You’re A Garden and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Ernest Aines by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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