Ellen Warkentine – “Nonsense Mouth”


Ellen Warkentine is a singer/songwriter from Long Beach, California, who shows a penchant for rousing chamber-pop with orchestral vigor on new track “Nonsense Mouth.” Piano shifts from delicate to an empowering push, with strings both serving as a backing accompaniment and up-front force. Warkentine’s vocals are just as versatile, evolving from the verses’ lushness to the climax’s uptick in energy. Fans of St. Vincent, Owen Pallett, and Joanna Newsom are likely to enjoy Warkentine’s material.

“Nonsense Mouth” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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