Eilish Gilligan fashions cosmic sentiments with ‘The Feeling’
Emerging indie-electronic artist EILISH GILLIGAN has released her new single and first offering for the year, entitled ‘The Feeling’.
While the Melbourne based artist is still and up-and-coming name, Eilish Gilligan initially introduced herself as the front-woman of Frida, as well as Japanese Wallpaper’s touring vocalist. Now, she is certainly capturing fresh attention as she displays dexterity and discipline in her talent, presenting us with this unique coagulation of genre, sound and voice.
Opening with a symphony of synths, ‘The Feeling’ packs a powerful, expressive punch that surges a torrent of sentiment through Gilligan’s vigorous vocals as they float delicately above the track’s celestial soundscape. This assembly of charismatic, swirling electronic purrs mimic the stripped-back vibe of a traditional indie-folk tune, before electronic drums and complex beat textures steer the track into a new realm of dance fueled, pop-electronica.
Gilligan’s masterful sense of flex and control can be likened to artists such as Airling and Bat For Lashes, as she expertly complements her own stunning, somber vocal tone with a judiciously selected portfolio of sounds and effects.
Eilish states: “[ it’s about] any feeling that successfully squeezes itself where it isn’t wanted – despondence, hopelessness, even feelings of love – after you perhaps swore off the whole business.”
‘The Feeling’ pushes latent unease, as the song’s capricious production gives shade to her evocative, ethereal vocals.
Eilish Gilligan’s appreciation of a minimalistic, warm production ethos makes for the artist’s unique trademark of intelligent and innovative songwriting, and we’re beyond keen to hear more of from this remarkable talent.
Words by FREYA DINESEN