Here is “Sirens”, The first release from a relatively unknown and mystery woman who goes by the name ELKI. She seems to originate from Australia but still little is known about her. What is known however is that she can create some decent music. ELKI possesses an emotive voice that she uses to great effect and plays with it in so many invigorating ways.
Elki‘s “Sirens” peaks and troughs continuously and “swells to an orchestral climax” as the song progresses.
ELKI tells us ‘Sirens’ is inspired by the neo-noir thriller “Body Heat”, which is an 80s film known to have launched Kathleen Turners career. It is a suspenseful mix of crime and sex and “Sirens” seems to fit the film nicely with its “explosive and powerful choruses” which ooze power and guilt. ELKI worked alongside renowned Australian producer Joel Quartermain for her debut release and the track does have a quality feel to the way it has been produced.
Her vocals are complemented by an intriguing beat which has a depth and quality and is obviously well produced. The song is short and punchy and I am excited to see what else ELKI releases. I can see her album being played on a sunny afternoon and making many feet tap along. You can hear ELKI’s influences – Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder – in her music and she definitely has an exciting future ahead. You can buy the track on iTunes.