Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, Gold Coast artist ELSKA has redefined the humble harp – marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance. Penning heart-fuelled tales of love, betrayal and finding ‘the one’, ELSKA loops captivating melodies with rhythmic harp beats – infusing her soulful vocal into a meander of moments we can all relate to in life and love. It’s easy to get swept up in ELSKA’s mesmerizing brand of pop, where timelessness is romanticized with technology.
Announcing herself to the world is not something ELSKA has taken a backseat to. In the last 18 months, ELSKA recorded in the UK, received a music grant, released a short music documentary titled, ‘Heart + Harp’, crafted a unique Library Tour (yep music in libraries!), and was even invited to speak at an official TEDx talk – all before releasing her debut single ‘Boy’. Recorded at Brighton Electric Studios, UK with prominent British producer Dan Swift [Passenger, Snow Patrol], ‘Boy’ is a spritely pop number about the joys of finding love in an unconventional and unexpected way; and served as a delightful lead in to the release of ELSKA’s second sassy single, ‘Goin’ Down’ (released February 8th.)
Bursting into 2019, ELSKA has hit the road taking ‘The Heart + Harp Tour’ across Australia. She has just wrapped up shows in Sydney and a five-show season at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival. ELSKA has also just been announced as a headline artist for Canberra’s National Folk Festival in April, and has become the ‘face’ of the Festival. She also launched her own interview-style podcast, ‘Her Creative Hustle’ – which celebrates creative artistic women hustling hard in the pursuit of their own creative 9-to-5.