Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Eloïse has an old head on young shoulders and a “penchant for writing catchy, electronic noir-pop” (The Telegraph). She defies her youth with incredible poetic and emotional maturity; and her soaring vocals recall the intensity of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid with the streetwise swagger of Lana Del Rey. New single ‘Now He Wears White’ represents the continued refinement of Eloïse’s distinctive blend of pop and electronica, and is another triumph for this exciting new talent. Listen here
Eloïse just completed her A-levels but has already released an EP (Marie Antoinette) and four standalone singles. Linking up with producer Rory Simmons (recording credits for Bat For Lashes, Will Young), Eloïse sampled Simmons’s music to build tracks with and released her debut ‘Studio 54’ at the start of her final school year.
Eloïse’s brooding electronic pop is doused in satirical lyricism. She strives to evade the Instagram-filtered veil of pop culture and reveal something raw and honest. Now He Wears White examines the mix of the emotions Eloïse has for ‘celebrity culture’ – how people turn to celebrities to worship and take some kind of moral message. Such veneers in society are a common theme in her lyrics. Previous tracks mocked the romanticised view of women killing for love (‘Marie Antoinette’), while ‘Studio 54’ was a metaphor for the pressures young people face today. In her own words, Eloïse’s music is a unique brand of “dark pop that always manages to be sinister, somehow,” she says. “It’s kind of a satirical look at myself and people like me.”