It’s been almost a year since we were first introduced to ELIO, but it’s clear to see that the 23-year old pop starlet has already garnered a loyal fanbase. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world falls in love with her loveable style of pop.
“I always thought writing a song that was detached from personal experiences was meaningless, but ‘CHARGER’ is just pure fun, and now it’s one of my faves.”
Taken from the EP’ Can You Hear Me Now?’ which is out now.
“‘hurts 2 hate somebody’ is a track about moving on from resenting someone or even a situation. I’m naturally a very pessimistic person, I’ve really had to train my mind to not jump to the worst thing that could possibly happen or just assume someone hates me right off the bat. It gets to a point where you get so tired of being miserable that it’s more harmful to yourself than to the person you hate. It’s really not worth the energy, and when you realise that, you begin to recognise it in other people. I feel like it’s so trendy to have a bad attitude, or to be too cool to care for people but hate is so toxic for yourself and everyone around you, go be happy, put the good energy out and it’ll come back.”
One of the nicer surprises to come out of 2020 has been ELIO and her irreverent take on modern life. This track is all about long distance relationships and the struggles in communicating through calls and texts.
“There’ll be times where one of us makes a joke that’ll land in person but because we can’t see the emotion that’s behind it, it gets misinterpreted to be something it’s not over text. That, along with just generally being separated by time and space, I think, can be a massive strain on a relationship and it takes a lot of energy and emotion to figure out. ‘Body Language’ is me assessing that and trying to understand it….over a four to the floor dance track.”