Ernie Gilbert

Elouise "I'll Fly Away" (Ernie Gilbert, dir.)

The Elouise version of “I’ll Fly Away” is a dark Blackgrass rendition of the 1927 original song written by Albert E. Brumley. The vintage Bluegrass standard refers to death and the afterlife as the ultimate freedom from this life and it’s struggles. Brumley’s version has a very upbeat tempo and delivery. Elouise deconstructs the song and takes it to the dark side bringing it waaaay down. The lyrics and revised musical composition deliver a somber and more sinister outlook on the impossibility for true happiness in this mortal world.