Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
The internet has produced plenty of weird and wonderful new kinds of music over the last decade of its dominance. From blog-house to bedroom pop there are plenty of genres that wouldn’t exist without the web but rarely has an artist owed so much of their sound to it as Elohim. A curious mix of EDM drops, bubblegum pop choruses and emo aesthetics, Elohim seems to draw on everything the internet has to offer when creating her music. On paper it shouldn’t work, EDM is beyond its nadir and the ironic power pop trend isn’t far behind but in reality, Elohim’s sound captivating.
Buoyed by shamelessly uplifting lyrics, her music is inspiring a generation of post-Marshmello teens to embrace their flaws and thrash about to hyperactive electro-pop. Her latest single ‘Fuck Your Money’ is completely infectious, with lyrics that tackle growing up poor and struggles with mental health. It starts as a simple electro-pop ballad but soon morphs into something altogether more strange, the beat peeling away at the end for the most self-aware drop this side of dubstep. With her growing legion of online fans and her all-encompassing aesthetic Elohim was an obvious choice for this week’s Internet Crush.
Elohim is Hebrew for God or Gods – why did you choose that name?
It makes me feel empowered and confident. There is a really special strength behind this beautiful word. I like to surround myself with as many positive affirmations as I can and this is one of them. The word really makes me feel like a bad-ass woman.
Do you purposefully try and make your music uplifting or does it happen naturally?
I really enjoy bringing joy to others. When I write, I don’t necessarily write a happy song intentionally, I typically just write what is in me at that moment. I just allow for it to pour out of me. I love writing uplifting music because it brings light to my life as well as others.
If you had to stop playing the piano or stop singing which would you choose?
Who do you roll with?
Kind, honest, uplifting, hard-working, inspiring, positive, lovely humans.
Describe your sound in just a sentence:
An experience to trigger the senses you didn’t know were there.
I wear black mostly but I like olive green a lot.
I Love You, Man.
What’s your star sign?
Have you ever been in love?
Have you ever had your heartbroken?
Yes. Elohim was initially fueled by heartbreak.
How do you deal with a broken heart?
I write music and immerse myself in my work.
Last book you read:
Ask and It Is Given.
First single/album you ever bought?
It was by Chopin.
First band/act you ever went to see live?
Talking about butterflies to my mom
What do you do in your spare time?
Watch the Food Network or enjoy nature.
Are you a morning or evening person?
First song you ever wrote?
Oh gosh I used to write songs every other minute when I was around 4 years old.
Favourite song of your own?
“All the butterflies have turned to vultures in my stomach, we’re just birds upon a wire playing, who’s the first to plummet.”
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