Ember Isles #2 - Waterbound


I'd be lying if I said I knew the original version of this cover by Ember Isles but the Brooklyn trio instantly introduce me to a wonderful track, "Waterbound" (originally by Dirk Powell) sounds like the sort of song you'd hear in the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, that means of course there's traditional Americana soundscapes with banjo and harmonisation to the heavens.

That's lucky for Ember Isles because they make harmonies that are the most exquisite and they remain faithful here with banjo the lead instrumentation amongst rich vocalisation, guitar and carefully placed percussion. It's beautiful, warming and heart-felt. i doubt there's a better way to spend your next three minutes than this...