Nashville-based singer-songwriter and musician Elliott Park has a flair for storytelling. His songs have been sung onstage at the Ryman Opry Theatre and on Late Night With David Letterman. The main body of his work leans towards the unconventional telling of truths and healing messages. In his latest album, Songs With My Daughters coming in October provides comfort and healing the world needs.
In March, Park like others in this world faced extended time at home due to the pandemic. One day on a drive he and his daughters began harmonizing. The result is a creative musical collaboration with his three teenage daughters, Anna 18, Autumn, 16 and April 14.
“This is an acoustic 12 song collection was created as a response to the current times which have called for compassion and calming reassurances,” said Elliott Park. “Our album is compiled of unique songs that provide comfort and warmth to all of those who listen to it.”
Park’s unique songs couldn’t be more perfect for this moment in time. They provide comfort and warmth with a touch of whimsy. His songs can go from delightfully playful and imaginative, to dreamy and introspective. Guitar, piano, strings and sweet soulful vocals that features Park’s quintessential weathered, soothing and soulful vocals.
The album provides reassuring messages of understanding and empathy. His lyrics are vulnerable, honest and passionate with a touch of quirkiness and comedic fevor. Park often gives a wink to his audience to exude his southern charm and soft fatherly way. Listening to his songs are therapeutic.
The album kicks off with To The Moon and Back, a catchy uptempo duet featuring daughter Anna that’s chock full of cheeky cuteness. The song Follow is a lighthearted encouragement to take a break from the bright lights of popular culture and to search within for one’s own talents and interests. In addition, Park encourages young adults to listen with their own heart instead of following influencers. He will donate proceeds from the sale of the song Follow to teen suicide and prevention.
Park’s Memories of growing up in west Texas and favorite road trips with his father brought forth Three Bottles In The Wind. The song is a rebirthing of his love for that area and its wonderfully slow culture. The emotional song Beautiful is for older kids who are just starting to see the complications of a bigger world. The song Set Me Free is a song where the instrumental leads allow the music and melody to serve as a vehicle to lift the listener to a higher place. Songs like Bloom, which is a song of encouragement and Crickets’ Ball, with its poppy harmonies and lyrics you cannot help but visualize them. Similarly, Orange Jello and The Flute Song bring more delightful vocal play from the girls and their dad.
“This album is an ear to the door of my home. My girls have grown up singing and harmonizing on their own. It’s a joy to bring that to a larger audience,” added Park.
Songs that heal
Park’s career in music and songwriting continues on a refreshingly honest course, writing chapters of courage and healing for family and fans alike. His song I Loved Her First hit number one on Billboard and R&R in 2006.
Songs With My Daughters will be available for digital download on Oct. 16. Follow Park: Spotify, iTunes, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.