Musical Turnstile

17 Jan

ElenOwen are singer/songwriters Josh and Nicole Johnson. You may remember them from season one of The Voice, but they have done quite well on their own and their song “Turnstile” has the ability to make listeners remember the first time they discovered Fleetwood Mac.


With a driving electric guitar and percussion instrumentation the tune, with the duo’s perfectly matched voices, is a bit of a throwback to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” but with two singers. It’s got a mystic quality to it which also helps to give it a “Dreams” vibe, especially on the chorus which Nicole mainly carries on her own, and is the shining element that beams bright on the song.

The track is just as catchy and infectious as “Dreams” and has a rocking guitar solo in the middle which gives the song a bit of an edge. It has a darkness to it right from the start as Nicole sings “I had another anxious dream” and the honesty in her voice makes the lyrics really come alive. And as the chorus comes around and the duo expresses that they can’t “take another day just to hurry up and wait on a turnstile” one can’t help but relate to the pain.

This is the type of song that will get stuck in your head, and with its retro elements, “Turnstile” is one of those little gems that will stay with you long after the first listen.

Discography: Pulling Back the Veil (2014) For the Taking (2015)

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