Ethan Flynn examines human connection in his introspective, bittersweet single Reflection — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A preview into the Ontario singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album The Pumpkin Club, this contemplative and captivating cut steadily carries listeners through a robust stream of sound. Oscillating guitar effects create an affable ripple, which is then harnessed by the undulating distortion of Flynn’s flowing voice and accompanying harmonies. When bound with the single’s lyrical themes of transitory relationships — romantic or otherwise — these elements illustrate the transience of our connections with other people, as the current of life carries us from them and them from us. Absorbing lyrics like ‘It’s like they all slipped away, but I want you to stay, and you want me to go, so I’ll go now,’ speak to Flynn’s innate ability to write songs that speak to the heart and soul.
Known for his fusion of alternative, rock and indie — the influences that drive his musical direction — Flynn admits he’s compelled to write music that is “true to myself, and actively inspires me as an artist.” Ethan Flynn is as DIY as they come, and as determined as they get, with each stacking release a further testament to his momentum and growth. Previous credits as a songwriter, singer, and producer include his debut, Happy Valley (2019), and sophomore EP Fly Away (2020) — all ahead of this spring’s The Pumpkin Club.