Hamilton, ON’s Ellevator blends the cool precision of late-aughts guitar music with the melodrama of post-rock. They hold lean hooks and sweeping crescendos in perfect tension. Their newest single, Charlie IO, emphasizes what makes their sound so special. This instrumentation is like something out of a dream. Bright in tone, but contains layers of complexity as well. Graceful singing provides the music with additional impact.
With clear-eyed lucidity, Nabi Sue Bersche employs her arresting lyricism to address big themes like power, love, and loss. Charlie IO is about confronting a friend who’s seeking self-discovery via psychedelics and other pseudo-religious escapisms without doing the unglamorous work of real reflection and owning your mistakes.
Ellevator’s music could be regarded as groundbreaking. Check out Charlie IO below!