- Alt Folk
E.W. Harris is an alt-folk songwriter, producer, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A self-styled “Folktronicist” and “Dystopian Romantic,” Harris combines sonic textures, powerful vocals, and memorable melodies to create music he calls “folk tunes from an (im)possible future.” Originally from post-industrial Akron, OH, his musical career flourished in the indie/art rock scene of Athens, GA in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Harris’s reputation grew with his experimental approach to songwriting, recording, and genre. Upon relocating to Brooklyn, NY in 2009, his collaboration with Irish folk singer/songwriter Niall Connolly would lead Harris to focus more heavily on songwriting, to produce Connolly’s first US record, release seven albums of his own, and tour heavily throughout the US and Europe.
Harris’s music is, in a word, eclectic, and his riveting live performances have attracted attention and acclaim. I Am Entertainment Magazine called his first album “uniquely cool and strange … It’s been a while since I’ve heard something so eclectic and interesting.” Bandcamp staff reviewer Alec Spurlock said Harris’s sound “reminds me of a modern-day Neil Young, but the style is more complex in the most beautiful way possible.” The Salisbury Post declared that Harris delivers an electro-pop performance of found sounds and lyricism that combine “to create an experience like no other.”
For the past year, Harris has been working extensively with producers Kia Eshghi (Hanging Moon Records) & Chris Butler (Greedy Dilettante Records), with a laser focus on writing and recording Harris’s songs. The first fruits of this labor, “Bad Ghost,” is scheduled for release on their co-imprint (Hanging Dilettante) July 2021, and future single releases are slated for Fall & Winter 2021. The full album, “Homunculus IV,” is expected by Spring 2022.