Ethan Burns to release new single Space Cowboy September 4 on Spotify + Youtube
Ethan Burns is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. With a vocal sound that is reminiscent of Tom Waits with notes of Ray LaMontagne, he blurs the lines between Soul, Garage, Blues, and Surf.
Fiercely independent and dedicated to his craft, he has built his career by leveraging the tension between high-profile opportunity and an elusive online presence. From learning guitar on his own to releasing his first critically-acclaimed album at 17, Ethan is a testament to artistic independence: he does it his way.
His new single “Space Cowboy” is a hypnotic song with dissonant guitar, a soulful performance, and thematic notes from vintage Westerns.
“Space Cowboy” is slated for digital release September 2019 by Not For Hire Records. It is the first single from his upcoming album, Illusion.
Illusion is Ethan’s first solo album. It features a haunting acoustic performance backed by harmonica and pedal steel. It has layers, depth, and introspective sincerity, with a broad sound landscape that ranges from dreamy surf to reverent gospel.
Ethan focuses on crafting thoughtful music that tells stories worth listening to. He doesn’t care to publicize himself, he lets the music speak for itself, an anomaly in today’s media-obsessed culture.
That’s not to say that the industry hasn’t tried. He has been wined and dined by top execs at every major label. He has written and recorded in Los Angeles (Sound City) and London (Abbey Road), and yet, you won’t find much about him, but you will find his music featured throughout popular culture.
His previous release, Pyramid Scheme, was an independently produced middle-finger to his industry experience, a return to California Rock n’ Roll with his band, The Ragged Jubilee. The album’s primary single, “The Eyes of Midnight” was featured in the Season 2 premier of Ozark (Netflix). Additionally, three other songs from the album received notable television placements on Supergirl (CW) and Shooter (USA).
Ethan Burns is a powerful example of self-realization, and he shows us what can happen if you refuse to compromise artistic integrity. His songs have purpose, dimension, and timeless authenticity.
Ethan Burns is based on the central coast of California and is currently booking 2019-2020 tour dates for his upcoming album, Illusion: Ethan Burns’ new single “Space Cowboy” will be digitally released September 4, 2019 by Not For Hire Records. “Space Cowboy” is moody and hypnotic with dissonant guitar, a soulful performance, and thematic notes from vintage Westerns.