After the successful launch of her summer single ‘I Feel’, ELKAE is back with another notable release. ‘Conflictus’ was revealed to the eager music community on Friday morning and has since made its way onto GoldenPlec, The Last Mixed Tape, IMRO and Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist where it will grab the attention of over 700,000 worldwide listeners. The powerful love ballad sees electro-pop sensation ELKAE bearing her soul to her ever-growing audience as she navigates a messy and uncertain relationship, her raw and honest lyrics playing out in an internal struggle between dreamy idealism and painful reality.

As always ELKAE’s soulful voice takes centre stage on the track and with it she bounces between ranges and styles, pushing it to its sky-high limits. Standing out alongside her captivating vocals is a soothing piano that chimes throughout and soothes the ominous tone of the track, leaving the listener experiencing a whirlwind of emotions, which is exactly what great music intends to do. Catch ELKAE at Bello Bar, Dublin for her launch on October 19th and experience all that this exceptional single has to offer in a live performance.

Written by Aoife Chaney


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This Thursday, we are delighted to be able to bring you an exclusive first peak into the first release of Electro-soul artist, ELKAE with her debut single, ‘SOLD’.

ELKAE’s sound is a combination of upbeat electronic rhythms, soulful vocals and undeniable hooks. Even before its release, ‘Sold’ has claimed notable attention from the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) shortlisting the track in the top 10 for the Christie Hennessy Songwriting Competition, as well as SPIN 103.8 tipping ELKAE as their ‘One To Watch’.

In the opening air of the single, Laura Keane aka ELKAE describes the instant attraction between herself and a new flame after their first date together. The girl she is dating hasn’t come out to anyone yet and through an element of secrecy, she feels this instant connection - ‘There’s so much space between us, come closer now there’s no one here to see us’.

As the song unfolds and hits the chorus, now bubbling with musicality, ‘butter me up’ is a metaphor for this girl sweetening and complimenting ELKAE on the most personal part of herself, her music. And with ease, she is sold.

ELKAE celebrates the release of ‘Sold’ with a single launch in The Sound House on Friday, 16th November before joining us later in the month for a set with Oíche at our Ambient, Soul and Electro themed event on Thursday 29th November.

SOLD is a testament to how far Laura Keane has come as a musician, and for ELKAE to have established what is her own unique sound for this debut single. We believe it’s only a tantalising glimpse at what is to come for a promising artist and her career in music.


Written by Emily Shaw