ELLIOTT GREEN – ” Everything I Lack “

Posted: December 22, 2022 in MUSIC

If you’ve had your ear to the ground over the past year or so, there’s a good chance you’ll have heard of Elliott Green already. If not, now’s a good time to listen. The Seattle-based songwriter released “Referee” as a teaser from her then-unannounced second album back in July. Green also signed with Count Your Lucky Stars last month off the back of “Nothing to Anybody”, her self-released late-2021 debut. 

She’s drawn comparisons to Julien Baker with a similarly confessional and emotionally lacerating style, and if that record was her Sprained Ankle, then its follow-up is her “Turn Out the Lights”. A bold statement, but then you listen to Green’s new single and it makes sense. “Goodness” is the second song to be lifted from “Everything I Lack”, and is anchored around a thunderous full-band interjection that stands in stark contrast to the frailty and introspection of its verses.

Green sums up the song as “a sliver of optimism that allows us to push through. On what is an album largely about loss and heartbreak I wanted to leave space for a track that’s about the little joys in our everyday lives that we so often take for granted.” Fans of Baker, her boygenius cohorts Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, Indigo Sparke, or even Cassandra Jenkins: you’re going to love this record, and this is a shining example of why. 

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