NOW PLAYING: Elliphant's Provocative Pop In Session
  • THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

  • Posted by: David Pitz

"Humans change, constantly. We are all very different". So when Ellinor Olovsdotter, an eclectic, 29 year old Swedish artist who answers to the name Elliphant proclaims, "I am Elliphant, who are you?" she genuinely wants to know. Who are you? What stage in your evolution as a human being are you at?

Elliphant is at an interesting stage of her own. She is a completely unique and utterly fascinating musical creature. Her main mojo in the past has been playing somewhat of a mistress to the club and dancehall scene, whipping up reggae and dub-stop flavored tracks, collaborating with the likes of Skrillex and Diplo.

On her newest single "Love Me Badder", the saucy singer slides into pop, punching it with her own unique stamp of course. "When you say pop the first thing that pops into your head is Spice Girls, maybe," she told us during her recent session. "Actually, what pop is, is probably the prov [ed note: short for provocative] pop that I do." She later it explains the term. "It is provocative in the sense that it's never going to follow any line. It's never going to be a genre, really...it's going to be a reggae pop song, or a rock pop song, techno pop song, you know what I mean?"

We know what you mean...especially after witnessing the unique session she recently performed for us. We're not sure what type of pop song you would file these performances of "Revolusion", "Love Me Badder", and "Down On Life" away as, but that's the point in Elliphant's world. Here, she dials back the beats and instrumentation, but not the intensity. So have at this session with one of the most interesting artists we've ever had the pleasure of working with.

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