Ellis Evason, the UK's rising hip-hop artist, has just released "SINS OF THE FATHER," his highly anticipated second studio album. With a fusion of old school soul, jazz elements, and insightful lyrics, the album reflects Ellis's impressive skill set in music.
Drawing influence from icons like MF DOOM, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt, Ellis, based in Swindon, is making significant strides in the music industry. His recent performances at BFI Southbank and the nod as a Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent longlist contender highlight his growing prominence in the UK's music scene.
"SINS OF THE FATHER" takes listeners through a transformative experience, divided into two contrasting halves. The first part of the album brings energetic and enjoyable moments, while the second half shifts to a tone that's angry, reflective, and somber. The album’s wide-ranging appeal is set to resonate with fans of Rizzle Kicks, easy life, Little Simz, and Loyle Carner, with its engaging storytelling and varied sound.
Exploring the present state of the UK and the challenges of overcoming abuse, the album ranges from soul-infused British hip-hop to more experimental, industrial styles. Ellis's ability to adapt and innovate is prominently displayed throughout the album.
Discussing the album, Ellis states, "This album is the most difficult thing I’ve tried to make personal loans. It is also the most ambitious project yet. It is deeply personal and deeply cathartic. My true hope is that it will resonate with people who have suffered at the hands of systemic oppression and household abuse. In many ways, this album is a statement about overcoming sexual abuse specifically, so I hope it can prompt some needed conversation."
Supported by the MOBO Awards (Help Musicians Fund), Ellis's "SINS OF THE FATHER" stands out as a significant and powerful work, showcasing his dedication to authenticity and addressing societal issues.