elise davis the token
16. January 2022 By Walter Price 0


Elise Davis – The Token is available on Bandcamp, Apple Music.

Elise Davis the token

by Walter Price

As beautiful and everlasting as the voices of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee are, they had a haunting side. A trait of their storytelling that has carried over to artists like Lo Carmen and Emma Swift. And that very same dark characteristic can be found in Elise Davis’ 2016 single, “The Token”.

A song about life choices, independence, and spreading your wings beyond what normality expects from you. And yes, Davis delivers this track in some classic Cline or Carmen heaviness, you’ll also find that it breaks off into some pretty righteous Big Star territories as well. Check out that gnarly guitar work near the third act…

Stream Anxious. Happy. Chill. (2021)

In a Facebook post, Elise provided some track backstory, “The title track on my new album The Token details a metaphorical fork in the road. On one side, you have a more traditional path that is still very prominent in the south. On the other side, you have the modern perception of sexuality and womanhood.”

Life is a highway…

[18. July 2018]


Artist photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

The Token LP (Discogs)
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Songwriter – Elise Davis
Backing Vocals – Caroline Spence
Bass – Tony Lucido
Bass, Backing Vocals – Bradley Cook
Drums – Ian Fitchuk
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Matt McCaughan
Electric Guitar – Clint Wells
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Josh Kaufman
Engineer [Vocal] – Sean Sullivan
Keyboards [Keys] – Sam Kassirer
Mastered By – Jeff Lipton
Mastered By [Assistant] – Maria Rice
Mixed By – Sean McLaughlin
Producer, Engineer, Mixed by Sam Kassirer

elise davis the token

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If I could make you love me
If I could have your kids
A white picket fence, a life that made sense
That’d be the token

When I was just a girl
In a great big world
I was playing the part wild at heart
What happened to her

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