Nabi Sue Bersche as frontwoman leads the Ontario based group Ellevator through the tranquil influences of Haim, Jessie Ware and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's to create their latest single 'Hounds'.
"Most nights I dream I’m being chased. I don’t know what this is a manifestation of – only that it started when I was a little kid, and it began as wolves or wild dogs that pursued me. Those hounds bite at my heels and prevent me from stopping to ask for help. Their howls whistle through my head, drowning out the voices of others who need help too. It’s all-consuming."
'Hounds' is an acknowledgement that we need each other to survive. There’s safety in numbers. We’ve seen how ‘every man for himself’ turns out, and we need to do better."
'Hounds' features increasingly popular 80's sounding hard hitting snare drum hits and beautiful guitar echoes accompanying the regal voice of Bersche. The band proves themselves to be very powerful when arranging their music with the brilliant use of dynamic ranges. I sense a cinematic vibe when comparing the peaceful times of the song to the vigorous parts which help brings out the many thoughts and emotions within the lyrics.
Acting independently as their record label and publishing, Ellevator has full creative control over their themselves from album artwork to music composition. The artwork cover for Hounds features Nabi Sue Bersche in a diplopia state with multiple visions of herself layered on top of each other. This theme also resides in Ellevator's previous single's, 'New Survival', the artwork also from their upcoming EP via Arts & Crafts.
'Hounds' is the second single from Ellevator's debut EP which is due for release on April 20th.
You can stream 'Hounds' here.