Discovery: Elishéva

We don’t hear much music from Tahitian musicians so when elishéva’s new track came across my desk I was immediately intrigued. The French-American folk pop singer songwriter blends relatable lyrics with touches of jazz in her new track For Us.

By Graeme Smith

Elishéva’s latest has a lyrical story that hits hard. It’s a meditation on relationships, and how love is not always enough to sustain one. They are full of heartbreaking detail, delivered against a wistful backdrop of acoustic guitar and gentle percussion. Elishéva’s vocals are the star of the show. Beautifully pleading, you can tell the emotion they’re expressing is authentic.

Born in Paris, elishéva was raised in Tahiti before moving to the United States at the age of eight. She received her formal education at Berklee College of Music, graduating last year. Initially being absorbed by the world of jazz, she’s now making the jump into indie folk.

For Us was produced by Tucker Bickell, mixed by Mark Mongilio and mastered by Jack Kennedy. You can give it a listen below.

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