Luke Ellingson escapes emotional emptiness on new single "Smile" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Noah Silvestry is gearing up to release his debut LP as Luke Ellingson. The Philly native (and former Key photographer), now based in New Haven, played drums with Vern Matz before embarking on his solo project. Like Wires Humming will be released June 26 via Funnybone Records, and we recently heard the lead single, “Hospital Bed.”

Luke Ellingson is back with a second single, “Smile,” which despite its title Silvestry says is actually “about being really really sad.” Through the course of the mellow tune Silvestry slowly fill the emptiness he sings about with more and more sound, wondering out loud “how does it feel to smile, today?” Listen below.

Silvestry will play a Instagram livestream tonight to celebrate the release of “Smile” and play his new songs as well as some cover requests. Tune in here at 8 p.m.

He’s also been working with Funnybone Reocrds on the (Don’t) Get to the Gig series, a weekly livestream on Instagram to raise money for the nonprofit First Book, which provides books and school supplies to kids in low income households and emergency shelters. Performers have included Philly folks like Laser Background, Lizdelise, and Martronimous. Learn more here.

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