The Canadian three-piece Ellevator is back and better than ever. Produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, they represent a new generation of indie-rock, trimmed down and re-imagined as brand new.
With its organic instrumentation, Easy hooks you in at first listen. As the song moves forward, guitars and synthesizers provide rich textures, particularly during parts like the chorus and bridge. Nabi-sue Bersche, the front-woman of the band, expresses her poetic thoughts on love, connection, and identity exceptionally.
In regards to the track, she says: “When I was 17 I moved to the other side of the world and joined what would most accurately be described as a cult. I prayed for strangers I met in parking lots. I shut my eyes and read the dappled light between my lashes like tea leaves that could divine the future. Vulnerability was a badge in that community so I learned to overshare. Teachings were given in the language of freedom while the stiff hand of purity reduced my body to a shameful temptation. Growing up like that gave me a love of music, a nose for bullshit, and a lot to unravel. This song is about the good and evil things we are raised to believe. I was held captive by an ideology that severely limited my life and my perspective of the world around me. It’s a process I’m still in the middle of, this work of extraction.”
Check out Easy below!