ALLISON PONTHieR IS ON THE RISE, HER LATEST VENTURE ‘SHAKING HANDS WITH ELVIS’ IS GARNERING MAJOR ATTENTION AND FANS ALIKE. READ ON TO learn a bit MORE about BROOKLYN BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER BELOW
If you have not heard of Allison Ponthier, then listen up! Besides capturing the hearts of music lovers with her captivating and witty Indie Folk tunes. She has toured with the likes of Bleachers and Lord Huron. Pontheir even created and released a song with Huron. Now the artist is on her second and latest EP, ‘Shaking Hands With Elvis’. It sees the Texas-born artist making the steps into her own . Ponthier crafts a beautiful country folk-pop soundscape in only six songs, highlighting her impassioned lyrics about struggles with identity, identity in the LGBTQ+ space, and life expectations. It is delightful storytelling that imbues the strength and vulnerability of an artist many years older.
Her emotion and creativity are one of the many tools at her disposal. Ponthier’s artistic input in other aspects of her career shines bright, from her bold color pop aesthetic to her highly stylized and themed music videos. Everything she puts out musically has a clear, intentional, and uplifting message behind the vibrant visuals. Yet, to get to the point for her, a must is a comfortable and safe music-making environment, where the ideas and creativity can flow freely and under the proper guidance (with possibly a studio pet or two).
If you are on the hunt for a fresh sound and perspective and some wistfully melodic contemporary pop tunes, then hit play Allison Ponthier and her folk-inspired storytelling on ‘Shaking Hands With Elvis’. A spirited and heartfelt second effort and ultimately coming out story. It finds the artist tapping into pain, heartbreak, joy, love, and loss, but most importantly, finding comfort in the journey and growth in doing so and the strength in being wholly you.
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