Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello, My name is Elli K and I am an artist from South Korea. I am starting a new chapter in my artistry by releasing my new EP “Love Collage”
How did you get your start in music?
I was classically trained at a young age. Rather than staying in my safe zone, however, my love for all music expanded the repertoire to include many different genres, languages, and cultures. I have been prolific in singing and producing records and being featured in soundtracks of many major films and television shows in South Korea.
How would you describe your musical style?
My inspirations for the artistry come from love, nature, and sound. I strongly believe in the positive energy and power of music for the well-being of the soul. I want my listeners to feel comfort and sympathy. I want to bring this vision alive exploring different genres and cultures of music by collaborating with different musicians.
What can audiences expect from your upcoming EP, “Love Collage”?
Love Collage is a collection of 5 songs about different stages of love. The first beating of the heart, falling in love, deepening of the relationship, to letting go of the love with respect and maturity. It’s a truthful confession on the journey of love from its birth to its fading.
What was it like working with Leo Z on the EP?
It was such a life-changing experience working with Leo Z. I knew we were meant to work together at first hearing his songs. Leo had a deep and complete understanding of the concept of Love Collage.
What led you to cover, “The Shadow of Your Smile”?
It’s always hard letting go of a relationship. There is a shadow of “his” smile in the corner of my soul. The memories are what is left of the radiant love we shared. I wanted to sing about the end of the road, where it is leading to a new beginning. The poetic lyrics of “The Shadow of Your Smile” was a perfect match for what I was envisioning, and the rhythm of the music made the breakup feel not so sad. This song is “the acceptance of breakup,” “freedom of soul,” and “the reverberation of love.”
How have you evolved as an artist since your first album?
This concept of exploring different genres and cultures with each project is an eye-opening experience. I am learning to communicate with different audiences with each project and it enlarges my horizon as an artist. I am excited to venture into new territory with my upcoming projects.
What’s next for your career?
I believe just as we feed our bodies with good food, we must also feed our souls with good food, music is a key ingredient. I plan to produce more projects aiming for this vision. My next project will be collaborating with different world artists to express many different natural sounds and colors of the world.
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
Follow your heart and dreams. Work relentlessly towards that goal. Express freely and without a limit. Be healthy both physically and spiritually. I am rooting for you.
What’s your life like outside of music?
I live half of the year in South Korea and half in Arizona. They are such different surroundings and it takes some time getting used to with each transition. While different, they are both charming in their own ways. I will share this aspect of my life with my upcoming music videos.
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