A new face on the Americana scene, Myron Elkins brings us a fresh sound brewed with his family band in a barn in Otsego, Michigan. One part country, one part soul, a half cup blues and a pinch of funk come together to produce “Hands to Myself,” the lead single off of Elkins’ upcoming debut album. Featuring a classic array of chirpy guitars and grooving bass lines, “Hands to Myself” gives off a positive energy on the surface, but a deep dive into the song’s lyrics reveals a much darker story at hand.
Along with most of the upcoming album, “Hands to Myself” tells an intensely personal story about life in Otsego. Recounting the memory of a family friend who was suffering from domestic abuse, the song dives into the darkness that lurks underneath the surface in much of small town America. While Elkins will give plenty of room on the rest of the album for a more positive portrayal of his hometown, his full, honest testimony of his life story includes some deeply disturbing moments as well. Listen to “Hands to Myself” below!
Tune in to 100.1 FM and lightning100.com all week to hear “Hands to Myself” by Myron Elkins, our Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week.