Hamilton-based experimental-pop outfit Ellevator are inching closer to announcing their forthcoming EP via Arts & Crafts Records. In the meantime, Indie88 is pleased to premiere a new track, “New Survival,” from the quartet.
“New Survival” is a song about “leaning into my weakness and letting go of an identity I had been building for so long,” says frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche.
“I grew up with people telling me I was special. My knack for writing simple songs was put on a pedestal and treated like a superpower. I was taught that I was a conduit for an unseen force, chosen from the crowd to leave a mark on the world. That responsibility terrified me, and I spent a lot of years trying to live up to other people’s high-hopes. The pressure built up until it broke me, and early into adulthood I began to see myself for what I was: tender, weak, and nothing like the great master I thought I’d be. The song is about finding the person underneath all the noise and learning to live with them, even if I don’t always like them.”
Catch Ellevator live in Toronto in a string of upcoming dates.
Feb 11 – Toronto @ The Drake +
Feb 12 – Toronto @ The Drake +
March 16 – Toronto @ Rebel *
+ w/ Now Now
* w/ Matt Good and Our Lady Peace
Image via Vanessa Heins