Check the new dirty pop electo single from Elliot Lee entitled ‘Dirt'. The track features edgy instrumentation, poignant lyrics and layered gritty electronic soundscapes and narrates the frustration towards those who don't understand how much music means to people. Lee confides, “When I was in LA briefly, the people I worked with didn't understand or respect my message and my path. Being told that no one is going to listen to my lyrics made me feel like dirt”.
Brooklyn based artist Elliot Lee fuses dark pop melodies with edgy vocals and innovative electronic soundscapes to create an unpredictable sound, acting as a voice for the voiceless. With an admiration for the lulling alt-pop of artists like Billie Eilish and Lana Del Ray and the homegrown rebellion of Twenty One Pilots, Elliot Lee holds an awareness of what music that is unhindered by norms can do for the underrepresented. This bravado oozes through the cracks of her homemade music, with tracks that are laced with late-night-slumber-party confessions and existential cognizance. Having grown up in a nomadic lifestyle that carried her family around the country, Elliot Lee found stability in the universality of music. Now, as a self-taught adult with a clear vision, Elliot Lee is on a mission to destigmatize honesty, delivering listeners with an outlet to speak candidly about their struggles and highlighting that we are never alone in whatever we are going through. Elliot Lee reveals, “It feels so satisfying to wrap up uncomfortable messages in pretty, stomachable packages that make people want to dance and sing but also low-key cry about all of the sadness in the world at the same time”.
Thematically, Elliot Lee’s music focuses on the concept of overthinking and how it can severely impact one’s ability to cope with life and its obstacles. “Each song is a representation of what was taking up the most space in my brain while I was writing the lyrics, and the writing process itself helps me to work through the issues instead of just quietly ruminating like I otherwise do”, admits Lee. Inspired by the feeling of loneliness, the music acts as a reminder that you are never alone.