How did you get into creating music?
I began classical piano lessons at 5 years old and continued them formally until I was 18.
It fostered an innate gift; which is my ear and intuitive musical instincts.
In college I designed a documentary filmmaking course with two other students around the same time I started to take voice lessons. I was lucky to be taking creative writing courses at Kenyon College, which admits .01 percent of applicants into its creative writing programs and is famous for its alum of writers ranging from John Greene, to E.L Doctorow and even Laura Hillibrand who wrote Sea Biscuit.
We were in danger of failing the course I felt, so I volunteered to be the subject of our documentary. My objective was to write my first song. I wanted a straight A, not a great song, and had no idea what I was doing and thought we’d make an interesting portrait on failure and liberal arts life etc.
The song wasn’t bad.
I opened for Macy Gray and Wyclef Jean in May of 2015 and did a jazz standard of Summertime for an audience of 500.
It took me a moment to recognize Chelsea Clinton who was in the audience and complimented my performance.
After college I worked in documentary filmmaking which led me to Los Angeles. Out of the blue I felt compelled to create music for a living. I quit my job, enrolled at MI, and I went to a free course on Logic at the Apple Store and the rest is history.
Where do you get your inspirations from ?
Classical music inspires me musically more than I even realize. As a songwriter, I draw from literature for lyrics. As a musician in 2020, I’m inspired by what I can use from programmed loops ok splice etc.
Use three words to describe your music!
Ethereal, Mesmerizing, Liberated. .
What’s your favourite song of yours and why?
Skeleton Castle. I wrote that song in Scotland, and I produced it in my hotel room in London(the shoreditch house) and recorded it at strongroom
studios the next day. It’s worth a google search to find out more about the song if you’re curious.
Tell us one artist you are listening to right now!
Today I spent a lot of time listening to Joshua Radin and Matt Costa.
Who would you like to collaborate with the most?
I always give an answer to this question, but truthfully I’d need to spend time thinking about this for a while.
Where is your favourite place you have ever performed?
Main stage of Mesa music festival as an opener for Hoobastank, street performing on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in my Dad’s backyard in front of a lily pond he has in the rain for friends and family.
Where is the one place you dream of performing?
At an estate of a Scottish Castle.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
My live performance at the delancey on May 1st and a lot of other stuff I’m not able to discuss at this time for legal reasons.
What are you working on next?
My music video for Red Carpet drops JAN FIRST. I’m launching merch, and I’m writing and working on projects.
Follow my Instagram @elodiereverie to keep up because it’s gna be exciting :)