Pre-order of ANTHEMS PART 1. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
Tokyo’s ELLEH create songs for the early-morning hours, that stretch of time before trains start up for the day and when it is still possible to find escape from personal heartache in a club. The duo’s “Anthems EP Part I” is a gateway into the backstreets and dance floors their music is meant to soundtrack.
The four songs present on “Anthems EP Part I” zip between escape and gloom, ELLEH casting feelings of longing and loss through a tipsy filter that always stay in motion regardless of how painful it gets. “American Lover” is a playful and tipsy electronic pop number anchored by Teshima’s melancholy singing. Yet the pair explore more shadowy territory on cuts such as “Darkest Room In Holland,” and even more upbeat inclusions such as “New To This” and “Door To Tomorrow” feature unease in the corners. Rounding it out, producer Super Magic Hats offers a dreamy remix of “American Lover.”
This is just the first installment of ELLEH’s sad boy disco story, focused on one person’s bargaining with heartbreak and turning to music as salvation as the dawn nears.
Yet for the time being, just embrace your emotions and get lost in the sound.
releases April 15, 2017
All songs written by Satoru Teshima and Bob Willey
All songs produced by Bob Willey and Satoru Teshima