Emerging queer pop band ELM have shared the aesthetically pleasing visuals for their new single ‘Golden’ – a glittering and soul-baring banger.
“GOLDEN represents much more than a colour,” ELM explain.
“It has become our mantra to remind ourselves to unapologetically love each and every part of our body.
“In a world that constantly tries to define what way we should look and present ourselves, ‘GOLDEN’ promotes the power and beauty of individualism.”
ELM had one hell of a year in 2019 and 2020 is set to be even bigger.
ELM are currently on tour supporting American superstar Brooke Candy across Europe and are set to be firm favourites on the festival circuit this summer in both the UK and Ireland with Live at Leeds, Body & Soul and Mighty Hoopla already announced.
In the past week, they’ve also announced a headline show in Dublin’s LoSt Lane on April 30th.
ELM have amassed a dedicated following of fans who join them in their celebration of people, of growth and of music.
The band generated serious buzz last year with their relatable, honest LGBTQ+ anthems.
Described as “if Clean Bandit collaborated with Halsey” their debut single ‘Fear’ is an uplifting and dizzying definition of acceptance, whereas second single ‘Paris’ highlights a reality many queer teens have faced: gender expression confined to their bedrooms and hidden behind closed doors.
ELM is made up of Dylan Walsh (vocals), Aidan Clancy (piano and synths), Gary Molloy (cello) and Ca Ahearne (drums).
Dylan and Aidan grew up together in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Their adoration of music brought them to Dublin’s BIMM Institute, where they met Ca, their precise and powerful drummer, who they immediately knew would be a perfect fit for the group.
The final missing piece came in the shape of Gary, who Dylan instantly befriended when they met one night at a party.
The Irish band matches vocal androgyny with unforgettable cello lines, creating a unique sense of originality within the constraints of the pop realm.
Each member of the band brings a unique element to ELM that is then shared, spliced, perfected and polished with the other members until a carefully constructed, multi-layered and shimmering piece of pop is born.