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Elisabeth Elektra projects cosmic euphoria on new single "Crystalline"

21 January 2020, 13:18 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Glasgow's Elisabeth Elektra finds a balance of cosmic pop and euphoric charm on new single "Crystalline", lifted from her forthcoming debut album Mercurial.

"Crystalline" opens with swirling synths and a euphoric, electronica-infused melody, while Elisabeth Elektra's hypnotic, echoing vocals reel the listener in.

The trance-like melody soon gives way the first verse, which sees Elisabeth Elektra's angelic vocals intertwine with plucky strings to emphasise the celestial sound.

Her new single ripples with an extra-terrestrial pureness as she unites the atmospheric elements into a euporic chorus, which elevate Elektra's ties to healing crystals.

"Crystalline" is co-produced by Elektra and Lewis Gardiner (Ellie Goulding, Prides, Kloe), and features contributions from Julian Corrie (Franz Ferdinand) and Graeme Ronald (Remember Remember).

Speaking about her new single, Elisabeth Elektra says, "My father was a scientist and he loved crystals, I was given my first rocks pretty young. Over the years my love of crystals has grown and this definitely fed in to the lyrical and musical themes of "Crystalline"."

Of the video, Elektra adds, "When video director Samantha Alexa and I decided to work together I gave her some songs to listen to, "Crystalline" was the song for which she immediately had a vision for. The installations you see in the video were made by Samantha Alexa. We had around a dozen people off camera responding to musical and directional cues while I was filmed moving through the installation space. It was a very precise choreography! Glasgow artist Vaj Power was brought in towards the end of the process to add the graphic elements which I think really help bring the themes in "Crystalline" to life."

"Crystalline" is released on 14 February via Occult Babes, and is available to pre-save on Spotify now. Her debut album Mercurial arrives 8 May. Find Elisabeth Elektra on Instagram.
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