Folk and Electronic Slow Funk. - Joel Ansett: Cadillac
posted 12 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
You can keep your fancy cars. Joel is here to get real.

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The vocal sense of chill here will resonate with fans of Luke Sital-Singh, although Joel Ansett also brings an edgy, electronic slow-funk to the mix. We are left with a license to be different as we look at the way perspective can change everything.

Ansett pinpoints the emotional reality of watching the world pass us by, but soon we realize that this perception of inadequacy persists only in terms of the tired metric that is ownership and circumstance. As we dream, and fall, and fail to find what we seek, a sort of wisdom emerges, as well as a fleeting sense of rapture when hope yields to acceptance. Only by not having a thing, do we learn how it weighs us down - only by finding freedom do we see the cage that surrounded us. Cadillac, the latest single from Denver’s Joel Ansett, lays an easy groove through the heart of affluent complacency: you can keep your fancy cars. Joel is here to get real.

He’s got a fancy t-shirt
She’s got a real good smile
I’m still the same old creature
Guess I could stay a while

Cadillac is the second single from Joel's upcoming sophomore album, set to release in the Fall of 2019. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist