Before beginning, I have to confess that I have been criminally negligent with Elisa Flynn’s 19th Century Songs. Elisa e-mailed me a rather long time ago to tell me about the album’s release on Bandcamp, and – despite my thorough enjoyment of the album – I always seemed to forget I had it when I sat down to throw together a post. And so, for that, I’m sorry!
But I am also sorry to you, reader, for keeping such an exciting recording all to myself! Here’s the scoop:
Elisa Flynn is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who writes songs that walk a fine line between beauty and danger. They treat on topics like the serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes, William Tecumseh Sherman, and a ship held fast in the ice. It’s an impressive collection of concepts and images that all, rather surprisingly, create a wonderfully immersive recording. Let’s have a look: