To celebrate the vinyl release of his latest LP End Of Ways, singer-songwriter Elliott Fullam has shared a new video for the album track “Let’s Go Somewhere.” Fitting with the record’s themes of resilience and survival, the track is about escaping abuse, detailing the complex emotions of leaving harmful people. As Fullam explains, “It’s about becoming a survivor and moving forward from these people while they continue to rot. But it’s hard to just simply do this, it takes a lot of work and strength.” The accompanying video animated by Creeptoons transforms this dark tale into a Nightmare Before Christmas-esque blend of horror and hope, with creatures converging at an unnerving Halloween party.
End of Ways is a uniquely challenging and intimate record. Written for and about a dear loved one’s recent escape from an abusive living situation, the album is about finding peace in the face of trauma and violence; in the end, it is about the love and compassion that makes survival possible in the face of a terrible situation. A mix of home recordings and studio productions, the album maintains Fullam’s stark and sparse arrangements, with light guitars and layered vocals expanded upon by occasional piano flourishes courtesy of Jeremy Bennett. The album sees Fullam continuing to grow as an artist, with a cohesive and precise set of songs that see him delving into the depths of tragedy. A remarkably mature statement from this burgeoning voice in contemporary indie folk.
Fullam has had a deep passion for alternative music his whole life. From the age of nine, Elliott has been the host of Little Punk People, a music interview show that boasts 99 thousand subscribers on YouTube in which he’s chatted with the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica (viewed 1.8 million times), J Mascis, Ice-T, Jay Weinberg of Slipknot and many more. Through this he’s grown his social media following to impressive heights, including nearly 299 thousand followers on TikTok and over 72 thousand followers on Instagram.
The now eighteen year old Fullam records and performs all of his music on his own in his New Jersey bedroom, which is mastered by the world-renowned Alan Douches of West West Side Music. Following What’s Wrong’s digital release in September of 2022 he signed with Kill Rock Stars, sharing his first label release, a 4-song EP called You Are Dreaming in late October, followed by the single “I’m Not OK” in December of last year and “A Hopeful Ending” released on Valentine’s Day this year. In support of this abundance of new music, Elliott played his first official show this past winter in New York City at Mercury Lounge, followed by a run opening for Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.
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