Elliphant Confirms Debut Album Living Life Golden To Be Released September 25th
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To this day, Elliphant has remained one of the most intriguing, genre-bending and talked about artists of the last 3 years.
Since entering the musical arena in 2012, the Swedish singer-songwriter has gone onto release 2 critically acclaimed EP’s in the U.S, and has continued to defy expectations, push the envelope and keep people guessing with every piece of audio or visual offering she unleashes into the world.
Is she a pop star? Is she an EDM artist? Is this Dancehall? Reggae? Indie? Mainstream? That is the beauty of this fiery young artist, also known as Ellinor Olovsdotter. She is every bit The Prodigy as she is Katy Perry, every bit punk, as she is polished pop starlet. There are absolutely no musical boundaries in her world, you cannot fit her into a tidy box and stick a label on it, which is what makes her one of the most exciting artists around.
Forbes Magazine analyst observed earlier this spring that “positive and sustained growth in numbers across networks, as well as a highly engaged following, indicates that Elliphant is indeed a rising star,” noting that she has had more than 1.1 million YouTube detections (back in March) in the U.S.
Already Elliphant has amassed an impressive 40 million+ Spotify plays, 17 million+ video plays, and an incredible 40k+ Shazam tags in just the last month. Clearly indicating that Elliphant is a force to be reckoned with and not one that is going to go away anytime soon.
Elliphant has worked with some of the world’s biggest producers, from Grammy Award nominees and winners Skrillex, Dr Luke, Diplo, Major Lazer and Joel Little (the man responsible for producing Lorde’s critically acclaimed debut album). Her diversity and courage to do what she wants musically is what makes her so appealing.
Today, Elliphant confirmed she will be releasing her North American debut album titled Living Life Golden on September 25th via Dr. Luke’s label Kemosabe Records. The album will be available on all digital platforms and in record stores across North America this fall.
Recently, Elliphant played to a sold out crowd in New York City’s Santo’s Party House where fellow Swedish trailblazer Tove Lo joined her on-stage at the end of her set.
Currently, Elliphant is in Europe for select summer festival dates and will be embarking on a European tour with Major Lazer this fall, before returning to North American shores in continued support of her highly anticipated full-length album later this year. More details to come.
Living Life Golden will feature her current single “Love Me Badder.” Watch the official video below.
“Swedish singer Elliphant is earning well-deserved buzz for her latest track “Love Me Badder,” which should help her crossover into mainstream pop, hot on the heels of Tove Lo and (dare we say?) Rihanna.” – Vanity Fair
“Though humble and grounded, she’s a one-woman powerhouse, unleashing a stream of passionate, fiery philosophies with every breath.”- iD Magazine
“She is not the type of singer who can remain artistically stagnant for more than a few moments.”- Blackbook Magazine
“It’s time to see which artist is ready to steal the throne from Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. As of today, Elliphant may already be a serious contender.” – Popular
“Elliphant isn’t one of those artists who comes quietly onto the scene by earworming her way into one Spotify playlist at a time; she’s the kind of artist who lands at the nexus of the pop-feminist zeitgeist with a bang.” – ELLE Magazine
“The pop world needs Elliphant.” – Noisey
Ellinor Olovsdotter slowly morphed into Elliphant through the course of a long (and lost) summer travelling in the UK with only a dubstep soundsystem for company. After falling in love with the urban music sounds of London she returned home to Stockholm, on Sweden’s East Coast, boasting sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess.
Now, having already won over the likes of Dazed & Confused [“all abstract lyrcisms and cheap dirty beats”], NME “[amazing'”], Pitchfork “[Elliphant sound like nothing but the future”] and the Guardian [“strangely captivating”] from afar’, Elliphant is preparing a return to these shores.