“American Lover” showcases this aesthetic in all its tipsy glory. Teshima stumbles through memories, reflecting and trying to move on. Yet this plays out over synth notes and a beat that sways forward, prone to sudden turns but always grounded in a rhythm apt for the dance floor. Australian producer Super Magic Hats offers up a dreamy rework here, as well.
This is just the first chapter in ELLEH’s sad boy disco story. They will release their first EP, Anthems Part 1 this April, featuring “American Lover” and building on it thematically, exploring one person’s bargaining with heartbreak and turning to music as salvation as the dawn approaches.
released February 21, 2017
Written by Satoru Teshima
Produced by Bob Willey
Additional programming by Satoru Teshima
Vocal: Satoru Teshima
Additional vocal: Bob WIlley