When Brynn Elliot mentions that she went to Harvard, it doesn't register as a surprise. As she shifts around on her stool, musing about the relationship between philosophy and pop music and about finding her feminist strength with the help of 15th century female philosophers, she oozes intelligence and thoughtfulness.
This isn't to say that her music is in any way pretentious. She creates anthems that are universal, at once personal and relatable. Her lyrics are straightforward and her meaning is always clear. Opening up into the chorus of her first song, "Might Not Like Me," she sings "Well if you don't like girls that are stronger than you… than you might not like me." Not a lot of room for misinterpretation.
She moves on to reflect on social media and internet presence. "Can I run away with the internet you?" she croons in her song "Internet You." She finishes with her airy and elated song "Time of Our Lives." Each song offers a glimpse into a different phase in her life. Listening to her set, it's almost like you've sneaked a look into her diary.
Well, I have to say, that would be the most eloquent, poetic, and enchanting diary ever written.
The fully produced version of "You Might Not Like Me" is also a must watch: