Artists To Watch In 2015: Vanessa Elisha
If you thought you had completely fallen for BANKS, just wait until you hear what VANESSA ELISHA has to offer. The Melbourne-based singer has been hovering around the scene for quite a few years after releasing her debut EP Don’t Go back in 2012.
VANESSA ELISHA first got our attention after releasing her second EP Midnight Swim. The press shot we received in our bustling inbox had the elegance of a Hollywood starlet and the coolness of the most badass kid we remember from school; this told us that we were definitely in for something astounding.
Her blissful vocals wrapped themselves around a series of sultry melodies and we were instantly drawn into the wonderful world this woman had created with music. Synths slid in and out of each track like the sexiest of snakes and after getting lost in the original mix, FRAMES’ rework appears and gets you into a bit more of an energetic mood with his signature style beginning to work with ELISHA’s voice.
After listening to Midnight Swim, we realised that VANESSA ELISHA had talent oozing out of every pore and that we should most definitely be watching this girl as her career begins to blossom.
Since that day, we continued to receive magical tracks from ELISHA, although not all of them she had created on her own. Much like NICOLE MILLAR, VANESSA ELISHA has began to lend her voice to some of the most influential talents on the electronic scene today, adding her flavour into their giant pot of melodies.
XXYYXX borrowed ELISHA for the recording of his track ‘Unknown’ which again had all of the suave elements we spotted in ELISHA’s own work. Having two brilliant minds like this create music together is always a joy but when the pairing is this good, you can’t deny the chemistry held in each note that’s produced.
VANESSA ELISHA has a bunch of new work coming our way very soon and we reckon that she will blow up in the new year.
Words by Lauren Payne