This review was originally published in April of 2018.

Sometimes it feels like your own heartbeat. Your own story and your own isolation. The narrative of struggling to rise up, only to fall back down as if on purpose.

And the strings carve up the solitude like so much holiday flavor and no one remembers the mess that was made. And it all started with a few notes as if from an angel's harp.

Ellie Schmidly is a singer and songwriter originally from Springfield, Missouri.