Erelalo Puts Your 16 Year Old Self To Shame
At just sixteen, Erelalo (error-la-lo), is one of the most prolific artists to emerge from the nation's capital in 2018. Having released two singles and a debut EP over the first 4 months of the year, it's time to prick your ears up to the expansive pop sounds of Erelalo.
It's hard to pin a sound on Erelalo. At times complex and intelligent pop music, others minimalist and daunting indie noise and even occasionally sounding at home in the corner of a cafe with delicate singer songwriter constructs. This is a diverse and talented artist with a soundscape that reflects just that. Songs sound organically themselves and not pushed to be more than they were written as.
Latest single Valley, released last Wednesday, is a slow marching and deceptively simple song laced in intricacies, guitar stabs and stepping bass lines. Impasse is an astutely layered pop song that sounds European in it's forward facing intelligence. Hometime is a girl and a guitar, evocative almost of Stella Donnelly in it's blunt and 'as is' delivery.
Whether this diversity in sound is the result of a young artist finding their feet, a desire to show off their versatility or simply wanting write songs as they come, is hard to say. Whichever reasoning it falls on however, it's impressive in both it's delivery and conviction to creation.
At times endearingly loose, others polished and produced, Erelalo, is a talent and one to watch.