New Feature JUST LISTEN: OpenEars Music was founded originally with one true goal in mind, as a place of discovery to help expose talented new artists. In reality, we are mostly a group of photographers who love to go see live music, and of course, shoot live music. We wish we had the time and resources to write about all the rad new music being sent our way everyday. Let’s be honest though, if you are one of those with really open ears, open to new artists, and open to something potentially unique like us, then our words only go so far. You listen for yourself and make your own decisions on the music you like. JUST LISTEN is a place for us to present our latest finds that we are digging. No words needed, just listen…..
JUST LISTEN: Joe Russell-Brown “Post-Youth Depression”
Who: Joe Russell-Brown
Song: “Post-Youth Depression”
Appears On: Title track on debut EP, released December 1, 2018 via Warren Records.
Current Location: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Info: 19-year-old Joe Russell-Brown’s debut EP is a collection of songs created on a cheap microphone and laptop in his grandma’s bungalow. It captures his transition from acoustic songwriter to dream-pop band leader. It’s lo-fi yet anthemic.
Joe comments: “Post-Youth Depression is a retrospective euphoria of the days you can only appreciate when they’re gone. It’s about friends, living in a shit town and the acceptance of whatever’s to come.”
Comments: A blissful and poetic take on the growing up blues, Joe Russell-Brown perfectly captures a dreamy look back at what was and may never be again. The song glides along in a haze of life passing by and the highs and lows that go with it. Joe Russell-Brown is an invigorating new young voice, and he’s only just begun.