Elina has that natural ability to connect. Each song seems to open up a conversation, a message direct from her heart that detonates on impact.
Opening her account only last year, the Swedish star has scored over 27 million streams on her first three releases, and with the release of her debut EP incoming, it seems that Elina is ready to spread her wings, to truly reach her potential.
Her new single ‘Mirage’ is a brooding, powerful piece of pop music, crystalline in its electronics but lovelorn in its lyric. Matching the digital to the human, Elina fuses this with her own experiences of relationships, and her struggle to move beyond them, and re-establish her own identity.
A song of empowerment, she says that ‘Mirage’ is “about the aftermath of being left behind. About the struggles to get rid of the past and the memories of someone you’ve lost.”
Elina continues: “It takes place in the very centre of destructiveness before you’re able to move on. In the calm after the storm you start to regret that you didn’t do things differently in a relationship when you had the chance, you start to remember the good times and you become obsessed by making things right again. Even if it’s all a waste of time.”
A soaring, intoxicating achievement, ‘Mirage’ is sonically grand yet somehow also extremely intimate, and it further underlines Elina’s status as one of the boldest new voices in Scandinavian pop music.