Emerging pop starlet Elise Eriksen has released the music video for her soaring new single “Smile” from her upcoming debut EP, out this spring. CLICK HERE to watch the breathtakingly stark video which was shot entirely by iPhone 12 on a frozen lake in Norway at -15°F and continues the hot streak of sparkling pop gems kicked off by Elise’s debut single “Less.”
“This video captures the cold but beautiful atmosphere of Norway which is special to me considering it’s my home country,” says Elise. “The days we filmed, it was -15° and completely freezing but we somehow managed to get a piano onto the ice and shoot everything with an iPhone 12. Even though I thought my hands were going to fall off at one point while I was playing, seeing the finished video, and the idea that we’d all had in our head come to life, made it totally worth it. I’m super happy with how this one came out!”
Co-written by Sasha Sloan (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Anne-Marie, Katy Perry), “Smile” features Elise’s distinctive vocals over her own piano instrumental while speaking to putting on a façade and smiling even though you’re not okay. “Smile” follows the release of Elise’s debut single “Less” was co-written by multi-platinum-selling songwriter Julia Michaels, and features both Shoffy and Blu DeTiger. CLICK HERE to watch the effortlessly cool video for the track which reflects on growing apart in a relationship and shows Elise defying expectations to stand out alongside a cast of her best friends.