Singer/songwriter/producer ELUNIA created her own alternative existence when reality became too much. Executing all of her own visuals, the New Hampshire-based artist captures the endless meaning of human interaction within an immersive experience. Her music delves beneath the surface, with striking electronic textures, soaring melodies, and observant, probing lyrics.
Although trained in music from an early age, it was the discovery of transforming feelings into creative entities that inspired the emerging songsmith to chart a different path. The multi-instrumentalist began writing and producing incessantly, hiding away in school practice rooms as a coping mechanism for the isolation she faced in the world around her. Fragments of thought noted in the midst of heart-wrenching moments evolved into ethereal, liquid atmospheres. Co-producing with multi-million streamed producer JMAC (Haux, Luz), the result is a flood of wild self-expression channeled through cinematic soundscapes.
Her latest single, “Pressure Points,” speaks of idolizing someone through a struggle with mental health and the fear of losing them. She describes it further,
I wrote “Pressure Points” about idolizing someone as the hope I was looking for through a struggle with mental health and the fear of losing them. I felt like I was finally seen for my full potential, which gave me a glimpse of possibility when I could only see nothing before. You can hear the original voice memos in there from the day I started writing it with birds singing in the background, which felt so right to keep in since it’s quite a vulnerable song. The idea of ‘pressure points’ felt so strangely accurate to me when I came up with it – it’s not like someone is outright saving you, but more that they’re just existing in the right places and the right ways, and it’s really subtle, but that makes it all the more powerful.
The personal and introspective theme is accompanied by a raw and hazy atmosphere. Prominent piano chords fall beneath emotive and vulnerable vocals. The mellowness of the track is further enhanced by the minimalistic percussions that creep in as the vocals begin to soar into the chorus. Haunting synths build out the soundscape. ELUNIA puts on a stunning performance as she brings out the depth of emotions behind the lyrics. The intimate, poetic lyricism balances out the dreamy melodies, culminating in a track that emulates the raw, human emotions.