Raised on the cool precision of late-aughts guitar music and the melodrama of post-rock, Hamilton, ON’s Ellevator hold lean hooks and sweeping crescendos in perfect tension. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche wields her arresting lyricism with clear-eyed lucidity, drawing deeply personal reflections from big themes like power, love, and loss.
Following the release of their recent single, “Easy,” “Charlie IO” is the second offering from Ellevator’s forthcoming debut album (set for release in 2022). The mid-tempo indie pop track is about confronting a friend who’s seeking self-discovery through psychedelics and other pseudo-religious escapisms without doing the hard and un-sexy work of real self-reflection and owning your shit.
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