- Bryon Harris
Elliot Wren - “Girl in the Flower Patch”
Review by Abby Kenna & Staff
“Girl in the Flower Patch” by Elliot Wren is a charming story of innocent love, as picturesque as a painting, with musical elements just as beautiful.
Wren has truly embodied the heart of this song in their musicality, both lyrical and instrumental. The waltzy lilt of the tune draws you into the scene of “Girl in the Flower Patch” wherein, if you close your eyes, you can picture the softness of the meadow and that light, lovely feeling. Even the clever choices of instruments lend to the atmosphere of the song, such as the delicate plucking of a bell-like keyboard, twinkling out the opening melody.
Beneath the whimsical keys, the acoustic guitar adds warmth to the track, panned wide across the mix to support the delicate instruments. There’s endless bits of swirling sounds, constructing the sonic atmosphere of “Girl in the Flower Patch” to perfectly match the dreamy scenery of the lyrics:
“The wind starts to twirl and for the first time
I am lost in the moonlight I swear
Dancing and twirling through time…”
Elliot Wren’s vocal delivery completes this medley, as their emotive tone embraces the playfulness within the lyrics and track. The closeness of their tone adds another element of vulnerability to “Girl in the Flower Patch”, to the point that you could almost picture them singing you the song as a story. It’s gentle and intimate, but it will inevitably draw listeners in like they’re watching a coming-of-age movie scene unfold. The cinematic nature of the lyrics helps to achieve this emotion, as Wren utilizes descriptive imagery to paint the picture of the story:
“Then we saw the clouds rolling over the hills
Bringing darkness to the sky
But something in the way that she looked into my eyes…”
With a clever balance of lightness and dynamic, the song rises into a romance worthy of a movie scene.
“Girl in the Flower Patch” feels like a fairytale, full of softness and gentle musical ingenuity. Elliot Wren has crafted a whimsical story, deserving a close and honest listen.
About Elliot Wren Elliot Wren is a pop indie singer-songwriter from the Boston area. They identify as non-binary & use they/them pronouns. Elliot has been writing for over ten years, with their biggest influences being Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne, Melanie Martinez, Miley Cyrus & Alexi Blue.
Now 20 years old, Elliot Wren has already established themselves as a respected independent artist in Boston, performing with other local artists & organizing singer-songwriter events. In 2019, they performed in over 40 tour stops with All You Got Tour for performers aged 24 and under, and performed at First Night Boston.
Their freshman and sophomore singles, RIP My Diary and Good Luck were greeted with overwhelmingly positive praise from multiple publications for their raw lyrical style and expressive sound. Their newest single, “Girl In The Flower Patch” will be available on all streaming platforms on 8/20/2. This new song is a brand new vibe for Elliot and leans more on the folky story telling genre. They also have their sights set on an album release in early 2022.
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