Introspection on the one hand and daring to put herself in the spotlight on the other – ELYN does both on her solo and self-produced debut album. On “BORN[E]”, life’s intimate moments of the Sankt-Gallen’s singer-songwriter are brought together, deepened and carefully transformed into music, forming a very personal manifesto of her artistic vision. Between singer/songwriter and dreamy electronica-pop, the vocally well gifted multi-instrumentalist finds her way, embroidering songs that touch, capture and resonate.
The Sankt-Gallen singer-songwriter has collaborated in recent years with many artists both as a studio and live musician and in various genres, such as rappers like Manillio or Greis or producers like Wassily and Kimyan Law. With “BORN[E]”, she unveils her first solo album, condensing her work of the last decade, which takes shape through 8 songs. A very personal statement that has found its artistic form: starting from poems, the songs develop with warmth until the instrumentation and arrangements give ELYN’s voice enough space to develop strong ambiances. With nostalgic electro ballads (“While I’m Falling”), very polished jazz pieces (“Flower By Night”) or even Deutschpop film music format (“Ich halt zu dir”), “BORN[E]” evokes life in all its facets. Starting from a piano and a voice, the songs reach a mesmerizing density thanks to the additional layers made of minimalist drums, double bass, guitar, synths and electronic sounds, all while never losing the original intimacy of the songs. “BORN[E]”, whose title refers to experiences as well as (new) beginnings, is a confident statement from an independent artist, a step towards the light.