"...Swan’s LP is a decaying southern gothic world plucked straight from the mind of a displaced soul, a self-reflective odyssey that transports us into a long forgotten era. And it’s unlike anything else you’ll experience in music this year. "
"...exercises of arcane obscurity, occasionally flecked with poetic brilliance; Swan’s I’ll Be Around is a cohesive piece of work, one large tale composed of disparate strands."
"...Ellis Swan, creates music that is beautiful in its haunting quality and alluring capability."
"The dark folk songs of Ellis Swan have a way of imposing a reflective melancholy on the listener."
"The music is muted and dusty sounding and the vocals are whispered and breathy. The overall effect is timeless, intimate, and foreboding."