Tokyo’s ELLEH soundtrack the waking moments of the day, that stretch of time before trains roll out for the day and when it is still possible to find escape from personal woe in a club. The electronic project often moves in the shadows, but their second single “I Can Be Your Best Friend” highlights their upbeat and optimistic side.
Shuffling forward behind an irresistible funk beat, ELLEH let loose and give themselves over to new chances on “I Can Be Your Best Friend.” Specifics aren’t necessary and binaries are ignored — ELLEH revel in the opportunity that spark of connecting with a new person lights in somebody. Nothing is settled, but the hope brings out the brightest keyboard melodies and lyrics the duo have put forth yet. Techno-pop revivalists Crystal's offer up their interpretation of newfound possibilities in their remix.
“I Can Be Your Best Friend” is a first single from ELLEH’s new EP, “Anthems EP Part. 2” (due for August), a second instalment of Anthems trilogy and a sequel to last Spring’s genre-defining “Anthems EP Part. 1”.
released June 15, 2017
All songs written by Satoru Teshima and Bob Willey
All songs produced by Bob Willey and Satoru Teshima
Artwork by Christina Chu