Acclaimed Sydney songwriter ELKI is back for 2019 announcing today her new single ‘Nightmare’, as well as sharing the news she will be releasing her debut EP Extended Play in May. ‘Nightmare’ is another standout from the eclectic artist, combining her quirky songwriting with intoxicating production, the single is anything but. Rich and full, it features layer upon layer of vocal parts to produce a brand of pop that snaps your attention straight into focus. Recorded with John Castle (Dean Lewis, Vance Joy, Hatchie), ‘Nightmare’ is a playful song of underwater romantic disaster that came to Elki one night in her sleep.
Listen to ‘Nightmare’: https://AWAL.lnk.to/Nightmare
ELKI saying, “I wrote a large chunk of ‘Nightmare’ in my sleep and woke up with the opening verse fully formed.” She explains further that writing comes out of daydreaming and switching off the phone, getting into a subconscious state and tuning out. “I think that’s where ‘Nightmare’ came from – my brain looking for a way to express all those pent up ideas. If I haven’t been tweaking a melody, scribbling a lyric, or re-recording a demo, I feel like it’s a day wasted. That’s why I’m a firm believer in turning the technology off and doing your own thing.”
ELKI has already received approving nods from the likes of Stereogum, Indie Shuffle, Pop Justice and countless influential blogs in the US, UK and Europe. Her previous singles ‘Sirens’, ‘Thunder’ and ‘Golden Age’ received heavy airplay on triple j, FBi and regional radio in Australia, as well as being playlisted by Spotify around the world and even earned ELKI spins on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.
After selling out her headline show ELKI then toured with Bec Sandridge along the East coast of Australia, and has played shows and festivals with acts such as I know Leopard, Ayla, Wharves, Alexander Biggs and Thelma Plum. To celebrate releasing new music, ELKI will be hitting the road for a string of shows performing a headline show in Marrickville at The Vic on the Park on Friday the 26th of April with more shows announced soon.
FRIDAY 26TH APRIL
THE VIC ON THE PARK