photo by Ninja Hanna
Like most things Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper Elliphant does, the release of first single THERAPY did not go unnoticed. In addition to features in Vogue Scandinavia and NOTION, Elliphant got her track picked up by Tiktok’s music team and highlighted in their #ElectronicMusic campaign playlist in conncetion to ADE. Now she’s giving us new single TRENCH, a second ingredient from upcoming album ‘TROLL’ – a raw and uncompromising cocktail of electronic punk, grime and hip-hop. Listen HERE.

Elliphant says, “‘TRENCH’ is about feeling exposed and condemned in society. I’ve always experienced the public space as very problematic and bordering on fake and my reaction to that has often been anger even though I’m really just scared. I sometimes feel like a hunted animal ready to get killed.”

The feeling of being hunted is illustrated in the creative by the laser pointer in Elliphants forehead both in the TRENCH press photos and video material.

Elliphant elaborates further, “I have always had this feeling of not fitting in, and that feeling of exclusion has often been the inspiration when I write lyrics. I thought becoming a mother would make this feeling less present, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. I feel very vulnerable in modern motherhood, where a woman must not only be the best mother of all, but also maintain a home and a career, and in some way also be the same person as before. You hide. You start to isolate yourself and live out your warrior spirit hidden away at home when the kids are in kindergarten.”

Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper Elliphant’s caustic electronica and fiery, self-empowered attitude has made a go-to collaborator for some of music’s biggest names, including DiploDoja CatSkrillexMajor LazerDavid Guetta and Tove Lo. Now Elliphant isn’t slowing down – instead her music is bigger, tougher and more outspoken than ever before.

Prior to becoming a multi-Platinum international artist, Elliphant was raised by her single mother in Stockholm. The local area was rife with violence and substance abuse, which led young Elliphant to look to shape her own destiny. She started working in a restaurant kitchen to get the money together to drop-out and discover herself in India. That journey shaped the possibility of music becoming her future, which she further explored by immersing herself in the techno scenes in Stockholmand Los Angeles as well as the UK’s dubstep underground.

Her debut single ‘Tekkno Scene’ was her breakthrough moment and countless huge achievements have since followed: countless major collaborations; three studio albums; headline tours across EuropeUSA and South America, plus festivals including GlastonburyReadingCoachella and Roskilde. She even won an ARIA Award for Song of the Year after featuring on Peking Duk’s ‘Stranger’Elliphant’s music is also in demand for soundtracks, so far including ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’‘Pretty Little Liars’‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Billions’Shrinking’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 4’, and for campaigns from brands such as Apple, VolvoNetflix and Huawei.

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