I’ve been really busy but also really happy and excited to release my new music.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “One Last Time”?
I am really proud of this single as it marks a new direction in my musical Journey. When writing the lyrics I stayed true to my songwriting ethos of a strong story line but I have introduced a reggaeton undertones in my music. The song is a nod to my ethic heritage but is also the type of music I like to dance to.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I always like to draw inspiration from real life events that either represent parts of my life or other peoples. In particular ‘One Last Time’ is about how sometimes you love somebody too much to let go even though they let you down over and over again. You always give them one last chance because your heart is on the line and you find it impossible to imagine life without them.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes! I have already filmed one and it is currently being edited. I am really excited to release it on Mon 24th June!
How was the recording and writing process?
It was actually a very pleasant process, tiring, and challenging at times but always good fun. I love working with my writing team as they nurture and help me to develop my songwriting skills. So it was a very enjoyable process with a lot of laughter, instagram stories posts, and brainstorming that produced songs that I am so happy to call my own.
How Adele and Ariana Grande has influence your writing?
For me both Ariana and Adele are amazing in the way they convey emotions and feelings through their songs and how their writing is appreciated by different generations. I like the way that Adele has her own individual style while Ariana likes to experiment and explore different styles of songwriting. This has inspired my to keep some elements of my songwriting unchanged while at the same time experimenting with other aspects like introducing the reggaeton undertones.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I am planning to release a few singles before releasing my EP. I have a few tracks that are finished but a few need more work. so you can say the EP is still a work in progress.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Yes I am planning to release me new single on Friday the 27th of July.
What other aspects of love and loss will you get to explore on this record?
I am writing these songs with the underlining notion that we have to be true to our selves and go for whatever sets our soul on fire. Be a rebel, choose your own path and see where life will take you.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes! I have a few shows in London including Pride in London that I am really excited about. I will be going on a mini European tour starting with the Ibiza Fashion festival.
What else is happening next in Eleni C’s world?
I have a few exciting projects on the go parallel to my music such as modelling, and designing my own accessories range that include sunglasses.
Also I have being involved as an advocate speaking about the mental issues faced by music professionals.
My new website will go live at the end of June and I am planning to write a blog.