Play Each Other's Songs (7" Single)
Split 7" single featuring William Elliott Whitmore and Esmé Patterson trading songs. Limited edition pressing of 1000. Digital download card included.
For more William Elliott Whitmore, check out his cover of Neko Case's "I Wish I Was the Moon" on While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records.
William Elliott Whitmore & Esmé Patterson are both critically acclaimed and beloved by their fans for their distinct voices and style of songcraft.
William Elliott Whitmore & Esmé Patterson are both critically acclaimed and beloved by their fans for their distinct voices and style of songcraft. Whitmore’s hauntingly sparse Iowa twang and earthy, weatherbeaten vocals and Patterson’s dreamy 60’s soul-pop flecked indie sound might seem like a strange pairing at first, but these two seemingly different songwriters have come together on this limited edition 7” to do exactly what the title says... play each other’s songs. Two artists paying mutual respect to one another, showcasing each other’s unique songwriting prowess in their own thoroughly well-developed and road-tested style for a short musical detour.
Side A is Whitmore giving Patterson's "Elysium" a gothic country ballad treatment, with his signature baritone voice leading moody layered guitars.
Side B is Patterson applying her distinct and powerful timbre to Whitmore's "Not Feeling Any Pain," with a raw rock band behind her.