INNOCENCE". With all the time that has gone by, it seems fitting that we should re-introduce our readers to her once more.
Before making the move to LA to fully pursue her art, the self-proclaimed galactic pop princess grew up in the progressive mecca of Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills - immersed in nature, hippies, hillbillies, freaks, fairies, outlaws, guns, music and everything in between. Her mother is a musician, songwriter and healer - her father, a new age spiritual and leftist political writer.
"I suppose my music and art inherited quite a bit from my upbringing," explains INDIGO. "Sound healing and revolution are in my blood. I was raised in an environment of outlaws and programmed to question everything. I was taught to live outside of the rules and regulations set forth by governments, organized religions and for profit institutions, so naturally - I never trusted them”
Soon after arriving in LA, ERIEL connected with songwriter and emerging record producer JOHNNY WHAT (Neon Hitch, Shanee Pink & Black Gatsby) and in 2014, they independently released her fist single "INNOCENCE", which saw a slew of positive reviews from the Hype Machine community along with influential media websites such as Buzzfeed, who hailed the track as "a bouncy, electro pop piece of ear candy, ready to melt your psyche and free your inner indigo child."
Since then the two have continued to collaborate together and have so far have completed 8 explosive tracks that will be released on her upcoming debut EP, ELEVATE, due out on March 30th, with a full-length album entitled GALACTIVATE to follow. Today sees the release of the EP's infectious and hook-filled second single called "EVERY LITTLE THING", which is brimming with electro-pop brilliance.
"When I create songs I'm looking to craft empowering anthems that can trick people into chanting themselves into inspired and activated states of being. With 'ELEVATE', I aim to uplift, rile up and awaken. I like to inject meaningful words and content into the repetitive formulaic design of pop music."
Listen to both "EVERY LITTLE THING" and "INNOCENCE" below.
Photo courtesy of David Zayas Jr.
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