Elohim’s latest single, “Skinny Legs,” might strike you as an abstract, maybe even inaccessible, song the first few times you listen to it. I even wondered if it was too bizarre for me when it first wormed its way inside my ears. That said, I put it on one of my new singles playlists and it’s been growing on me more and more each time I hear it. I’ve come to the conclusion that everything Elohim does is brilliant. I doubt you’d find an electronic pop, or artsy pop, fan who’d disagree. “Skinny Legs” is no exception and it just might be her best song yet. It’s a precious mix of glitch, dubstep, electronica and Elohim’s unmistakable vocals. And, now, a mesmerizing video you can’t take your eyes off of. You can’t go wrong with that.
I realize we made this one song of the day when the audio was first released, but the just released video is so amazing that I had to post it and so I figured, why not make it song of the day again? To that end, this is the only song I’ve ever made song of the day more than once.
Los Angeles artist/producerElohim has released the arresting official video for new single “Skinny Legs,” which debuted with HighsnobietyHERE.
Twisting eerily through high contrast visuals and downright chilling sequences, the Megan Park-directed video brings Elohim’s multi-dimensional world to the forefront showcasing that there really are no limits to what she is capable of. Released last month via B3SCI Records, “Skinny Legs” debuted with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 (Apple Music) and is a bold testament to Elohim’s fast upward momentum, showcasing some of her most confident and audacious production work to-date.
“Skinny Legs” comes on the heels of a collaboration with Chicago duo Louis The Child titled “Love Is Alive (ft. Elohim).” The Ultra Music release featured Elohim as a co-producer, co-writer, and featured vocalist.
Late 2016 was marked by the release of new single “Hallucinating,” which Wonderland Magazine coined “Mariachi meets new-wave.” Theofficial videofor the track, also directed by Megan Park,brims with stellar cinematography, vibrant color palettes.
Having toured alongside acts such as Louis The Child, Jai Wolf, Gryffin, and Eden, and following a sold out LA show @ Echoplex this Spring, Elohim has taken her extra-sensory show to wider festival audiences this year. With Coachella, Middlelands, Skyline Festival, Summer Camp, and Lightning in a Bottleunder her belt, she will continue her 2017 run at the following dates:
June 15 // Dover, DE @ Firefly Aug 3 // Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Elohim’s self-titled debut EP was released last year via B3SCI Records,available now onlimited edition CD and gatefold 12″ vinyl. EP lead single “Sensations” notched another Spotify ‘New MusicFriday‘ add and EP track “Guts” debuted on Beats 1. A classically-trained pianist, Elohim first debuted with “She Talks Too Much” and “Xanax,” which saw a release as a 12″ via B3SCI Records. Elohim followed with a second 12″ via B3SCI featuring the exuberant “Bridge and the Wall” and elegantly emotive “Pigments,” which was released alongside a NERDIST–approved interactive video.
Elohim has also forged notable rap/hip-hop collaborations, dropping tracks with former Odd Future member Casey Veggies on track “All That Gold” (of which she remixed herself) and a new Darnell Williams single alongside Denzel Curry.
Elohim is not only a top artist to watch in 2017 but a game-changer in forward-thinking electronic music, reinventing her artistry and bending her production prowess with each new release. Be on the lookout for additional shows and more to come from Elohim in 2017.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.