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Andy Elwell / Press

“Heartbreak sucks. Throw in Minnesota’s blisteringly cold winters, and you’ve either got the recipe for self-destruction or constructive artistry. Singer-songwriter Andy Elwell opted for the latter with his third solo album, No One You Will Ever Know, written in isolation last winter. Though Elwell’s throaty, emotionally fraught tenor sounds full of self-doubt, his music is remarkably assured, a lush folk-pop tapestry featuring swooning string arrangements and tasteful alt-country adornments that belongs comfortably on the shelf between Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left and Whiskeytown’s Strangers Almanac—enviably good company.”