Inspired by “nightmares after coming out as transgender to my family,” Eve Larsh released “Dreams,” a three-song acoustic EP recorded on her phone, in August. Of the trifecta of tracks there, “Elvis” is not only the best, but perhaps one of the most moving songs the Frederick area has seen in quite some time.
Led forth via the story of a simple life, complete with a trip to Memphis to see Elvis’s grave, getting married while young and ultimately becoming an old man, the tale weaves its way above a folky acoustic guitar that might make Connor Oberst smirk. See it in a live setting after Larsh winds down one of her ruckus-filled performances and the thing might even move you to tears.
Why? Because it’s touching and poignant and humble and tiny — all the things that remind us why sometimes the most innocent songs can leave the most lasting marks. And with “Elvis,” Larsh leaves one that won’t go away anytime soon.
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