I think I may have found your new indie folk track to welcome in the sweater weather. “Come On By” is the latest single from Ocie Elliott.
This duo is truly a gorgeous blend but I am particularly taken by Sierra Lundy’s vocals. There is a warmth created by these two artists that instantly brings with it a sense of nostalgia and comfort. The song almost invites you to just sit and stay a while. “Wake me up to be kind”. This is such a beautiful sentiment and lets us into the story of companionship with a person who can help get you through just about anything.
The song weaves a story of healing the low moments of life and having that person who just says “come on by” let’s make things a bit better day by day.
Victoria, B.C. duo Ocie Elliott – Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy – dream up dusty folk painted in broad strokes of acoustic instrumentation and lyrical eloquence meant for nights under the stars, long drives with no destination, and quiet moments of reprieve. After racking up over 15 million combined streams and receiving acclaim from American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, PopSugar, and more, the pair cement this balance on their new EP, Slow Tide [Nettwerk], out March 12, 2021.
Ocie Elliott came to life in 2017 on EP. In between sharing stages with everyone from Mason Jennings and Sons Of The East to Kim Churchill and Joshua Hyslop, they launched a series of covers on YouTube shot in the backseat of their Honda CRV, performing intimate renditions of Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, John Prine, and Simon & Garfunkel, to name a few. On the heels of 2019’s We Fall In, the single “Run To You” appeared in a slew of television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Batwoman, Legacies and more.
2020 proved to be their most prolific year yet kickstarted by the In That Room EP, and following it up with the critically acclaimed Tracks EP. At the top of the summer and in the midst of the Global Pandemic, Sierra and Jon retreated to an oceanside bungalow in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island for three days. The peace around them melted into their songwriting.
By achieving balance together on Slow Tide, Ocie Elliott might just help listeners do the same.
Review by Hannah Schneider