Elephante combines his high-energy dance roots with his songwriting, vocals, and electric guitar to create hypnotic new single “High Water,” which is out now.
Listen to “High Water” HERE.
Regarding the track’s inspiration, he explains, “it’s about my experience in my younger years withdrawing from opioids. The darkest moment in addiction where your mind gets so twisted that all you can think about is getting back to that high. During the pandemic, I thought a lot about that time in my life and saw a lot of parallels with life in quarantine, where all I wanted was to get back to the way things were pre-COVID, no matter the cost.”
The emotional and mental toll of the pandemic and quarantine ultimately led Elephante to a creative shift towards a more alt-electronic sound.
“The thing that really saved me was leaning into the music I loved as a kid. Back to basics – singing, playing guitar, and writing songs, every day. I realized I wanted to bring more of those elements into my more recent electronic sound, and create something organic and grandiose and heartfelt that tells my personal story and connects my past and my present.” — Elephante
A wildly innovative producer, artist and songwriter fusing melodic electronic dance music with pop, blues, rock, and other genres, Elephante (Asian-American musical artist Tim Wu) has garnered hundreds of millions of streams across his two indie EPs: I Am The Elephante (2016), a nine-track exploration of progressive house, synthpop and trap; and Glass Mansion (2018), which shot to #1 on iTunes’ U.S. Dance chart. His upcoming project, Heavy Glow, represents his first full-length studio album, a largely solo effort further pushing the boundaries of dance music, featuring the debut single, the high-energy “Dopamine.” Elephante has headlined two sold-out national tours, played nightlife residencies including those at Hard Rock and Wynn Las Vegas, and appeared at such major music festivals as Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, Hangout, ULTRA, and Electric Zoo.
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