Discovery: Maria Elvi

Maria Elvi is a Swedish experimental neoclassical artist whose new track Take My Yoke is a hymnal devotion to the concept of asking for help.

By Graeme Smith

The track starts unassuming. Simple and stripped back, it’s Maria’s delicate vocals and the rich imagery of the lyrics that set it apart. The dedicated listener is rewarded as the track progresses. Things build into a big, emotive climax where Maria shows off an impressive vocals range. The premise of Take My Yoke is simple: sometimes we all need aid, but the concept is delivered so compelling I couldn’t help but be moved.

Maria is an artist I will most certainly be keeping an eye on. You can hear Take My Yoke below.