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ELKI Singing Up A Storm In “Thunder”

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She made a stunning debut with Sirens, and now Sydney songstress ELKI is back with Thunder, a distinct nod to the musical influence of powerhouse performers Kate Bush and Florence Welch. Achieving an elusive balance of old-school production with unique vocals, the track is a complex combination of classic and unusual.

Thunder begins with a quirky pulsing melody reminiscent of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, building in the chorus towards an energetic alt-pop number.In the first verse, anchored by blunt lyrical metaphors, it becomes clear the song isn’t all sunshine and rainbows – “I wish I knew how to make thunder so you could hear me far away/I let the ocean take me under and I swim back to yesterday”.

Inspired by ELKI’S fantasy power-trips, Thunder was written about her desire to use the sky as a vehicle to communicate with her long-distance lover. If you’ve ever been in a long-distance relationship, prepare to relate. It’s a whole lot of feels from beginning to end.

Two hit singles in, ELKI has developed a reputation for bringing the sound Australia wants to hear. Hopefully she’ll be back with a lucky third track soon, but thankfully Thunder is here to help you wait out the downtime. Check it out below!

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Written by Jess Martyn