Elki Releases New Single "Nightmare"

ELKI is a Sydney singer-songwriter with a passion for the melodic mastery of Burt Bacharach and an ongoing obsession with the fiery pop dramatics and genius of Kate Bush.

ELKI has toured with Bec Sandridge along the East coast of Australia, and has played shows and festivals with acts such as I know Leopard, Ayla, Wharves, Alexander Biggs and Thelma Plum.

Her lead single off her debut EP is called 'Nightmare’ and we absolutely love it! It is an all around fun song the delivers catchy beats & vocals, crisp percussions, stunning melodies, and a visually pleasing video that will keep you hooked from start to finish. We just adore Elki. Her attitude and talents are flawless and bring nothing but smiles and positive vibes.

We cannot express enough how much our entire team here at The Drunken Coconut loved this new single. It’s hard not to fall in love with it.

More about the song below:

“'Nightmare', recorded with John Castle (Dean Lewis, Vance Joy, Hatchie) is a playful song of underwater romantic disaster that arrived in the songwriter's sleep.  It’s a textured, percussive song, with vocal harmonies threading in and out of the march of the beats, hand claps, and mouth pops. It’s rich and full and features layer upon layer of vocal parts to produce a brand of pop that snaps your attention straight into focus.” (Press Excerpt)

Elki says: “I wrote a large chunk of ‘Nightmare’ in my sleep and woke up with the opening verse fully formed.” She explains further that writing comes out of daydreaming and switching off the phone, getting into a subconscious state and tuning out. I think that’s where ‘Nightmare’ came from – my brain looking for a way to express all those pent up ideas. If I haven’t been tweaking a melody, scribbling a lyric, or re-recording a demo, I feel like it’s a day wasted. That’s why I’m a firm believer in turning the technology off and doing your own thing.”

Follow Elki on her socials & watch the music video below.