PREMIERE: ELKI - Nightmare

Sydney muso, ELKI has fulfilled our eclectic pop desires with her single, ‘Nightmare’ pulled from her forthcoming EP Extended Play in May.

‘Nightmare’ is equal parts approachable and progressive, with the single balancing a commercial character and dynamic demeanour. ELKI’s impressive execution of ‘Nightmare’ is achieved through infectious hooks, a buoyant composition and vibrant vocal arrangements. Recorded with John Castle (Dean Lewis, Vance Joy, Hatchie), ELKI’s indie undertones surge through ‘Nightmare’s rich spirited performance. The singles’ cordial and affable aura make it a perfect fit for the wider music community, positioning it precisely for a sync deal on a drama, or romcom.

With ELKI’s Extended Play EP on the way, the ascending act has an exciting year ahead.

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I wrote a large chunk of ‘Nightmare’ in my sleep and woke up with the opening verse fully formed.” She explains further that writing comes out of daydreaming and switching off the phone, getting into a subconscious state and tuning out. “I think that’s where ‘Nightmare’ came from – my brain looking for a way to express all those pent up ideas. If I haven’t been tweaking a melody, scribbling a lyric, or re-recording a demo, I feel like it’s a day wasted. That’s why I’m a firm believer in turning the technology off and doing your own thing.
— ELKI