INTERVIEW: Elohim Talks Debut Album, Alison Wonderland, and Touring
Elohim’s self-titled debut album is out April 27th via BMG. See our interview with the rising synth-pop artist.
Los Angeles-based artist/producer Elohim is quickly becoming one of the most sought after artists in electronic music. Her smooth blend of vibrant melodies and hypnotic vocals often spark a unique magic on her tracks, all the while seeming effortlessly on point. It’s an irresistible combination not many can encapsulate, but one that everyone wishes they could. The rising synth-pop artist first struck gold in 2015, with the release of her debut singles “She Talks Too Much” and “Xanax,” which provided a proper introduction into the stunningly emotive and dark electronic sounds that would direct Elohim’s debut EP.
Since then, Elohim has been unstoppable, releasing multiple dance-ready singles like “Hallucinating,” “The Wave,” and “Fuck Your Money,” playing sets at Middlelands, Lightning in a Bottle, Firefly, Lollapalooza, CRSSD, and touring the world alongside Alison Wonderland, Louis The Child, Jai Wolf, Gryffin, and Eden.
Elohim is also becoming a go-to collaborator in the world of dance, with 2017 seeing the artist lend her talent to two highly-successful crossover tracks, “Sleepy Eyes” with Whethan and “Love Is Alive” with Louis The Child. To date, the tracks have surpassed 40 million combined Spotify streams and have spent multiple weeks on Billboard’s Dance charts. We may also get another collaboration very soon. This time on a track called “Forever,” which features Elohim and is by Ekali and Medasin. The track was recently teased on Ekali’s Instagram, although no official release date has been announced.
Until then, Elohim is charging full speed ahead with the release of her self-titled debut album, which is due April 27th via BMG. The first leg of her accompanying tour, which kicked off recently, includes stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Electric Forest, and will see the artist complete 40+ dates across the U.S. and Canada by mid-summer. We recently caught up with Elohim ahead of her 03/22 stop at Baltimore Soundstage to ask about her debut album, touring, and festival season.
1. We’re excited to get our hands on your debut album this year. What can you tell us about it?
It is a collection of everything that is me as I am growing, creating and learning. It is start to finish a ride and an experience for anyone open to it. I put all of me into everything I do and all I can say is that I am very excited to share this record with the universe.
2. We really loved your collaborations with Whethan and Louis The Child last year. Can we expect any collaborations on your upcoming album?
I have a lovely collaboration with my best friend Yoshi Flower on my record called “Panic Attacks.” That is the only collaboration on the album other than the beautiful humans that worked countless hours helping me put this project together.
3. It seems you had a really great 2017, touring alongside some big names and making stops at a few major festivals. What were some highlights for you?
Spending the Fall of 2017 on tour with Alison Wonderland was something special that I will always remember. I made a best friend for life and played some incredible shows. It is very rare to find strong companionship, let alone female, in the world of music – so, leaving tour with a new friend I would consider a sister and inspiration was a blessing.
4. We were lucky enough to catch your set at Moonrise Festival last August, and had an amazing time. What can fans expect from this upcoming tour?
Expect to enter a world of love and inclusion where everyone leaves as friends. My upcoming shows are intended to be a place where you can let go of your fears and anxieties and you can be free. I dream of a place where unconditional love reigns supreme so I hope to create that for the small period of time we have together and hopefully the humans there will take that and carry the love with them.
5. We’re really looking forward to your set at Coachella this year. What are you looking forward to the most this festival season?
I LOVE dancing and feeling the energy of festival crowds… there is a roar unlike anywhere else. I’ve also noticed this strong feeling of love, passion, and comradery at festivals. It is like everyone has come together to celebrate the beauty of life and art. It is really quite special. I am looking forward to sharing that love this festival season.
Don’t miss Elohim on tour with special guest Yoshi Flower. Dates and tickets here.