Myron Elkins Impresses With Introspective And Honest Debut Studio Album, ‘Factories, Farms & Amphetamines’

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Jimmy Fontaine

Myron Elkins’ debut album is definitely one you need on your radar.

Out everywhere today, Factories, Farms & Amphetamines touches on subject matter and content far beyond his 21 years.

From working all day and watching dreams die as he does whatever he needs to get by, to losing love and figuring out relationships, there’s really something for everybody here.

Born and raised in Otsego, Michigan, Myron has already had two songs featured on the hit series Yellowstone, including “Wrong Side of the River” and “Factories, Farms & Amphetamines,” which are both on the tracklist for this record.

His sound is super gritty, and he has a really unique and incredible voice that delivers the songs about his working-class upbringing with such sincerity, and almost has a little bit of a blues feel to it.

For the sake of comparison, it reminds me a little bit of Chris Stapleton or Colter Wall in its uniquity and richness, and some of his inflection at times is even reminiscent of Whiskey Myers frontman Cody Cannon.

Needless to say after that, it’s fantastic, and not something you’ll hear anywhere else.

This record was produced by the great Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, and Myron shared a little bit about how much this record means to him on Instagram:

“Didn’t think this day would actually get here, but here we are. My debut album, ‘Factories, Farms & Amphetamines’ is out now everywhere.

The new album has 10 songs on it, including one that I wrote as we were driving down to Nashville to record this album with Mr. Dave Cobb, called “Nashville Money.” You can check out the new lyric video link below.

Thank you to the guys in the band both past and present, our families and friends. I also want to thank Gregg and Mike, Will, Dana, Max, Mark, Jimmy and the rest of the good folks at Elektra Records / Low Country Sound for all of their hard work to get this album out.

Hope to see you in Nashville tonight or Grand Rapids tomorrow for the album release shows.”

If you like independent country music full of honesty and truth, definitely add this to your playlist and give it a chance.

With such an impressive debut, I have a feeling he’s just scratching the surface with his career, and we’re going to be hearing a lot more good stuff from Myron going forward.

He’s definitely positioned himself as someone to watch in the world of independent country with this incredible project.

Here’s a few of my early favorites…

“Nashville Money”

“Good Time Girl”

“Factories, Farms & Amphetamines”

“Wrong Side of the River”

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