Ellevator Reflect on Cult Experiences in "Easy" Video
The first single from the band's 2022 album is produced by Chris Walla
Published Aug 19, 2021Hamilton pop combo Ellevator have shared a video for their new single, "Easy," in advance of a 2022 album on Arts & Crafts.
"Easy" is smooth, swaggering synthpop track featuring early '00s-inspired washes of guitars and some very "In the Air Tonight" drum fills. The song was produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) and inspired by singer Nabi Sue Bersche's experience joining a cult.
She said in a statement:
When I was 17 I moved to the other side of the world and joined what would most accurately be described as a cult. I prayed for strangers I met in parking lots. I shut my eyes and read the dappled light between my lashes like tea leaves that could divine the future. Vulnerability was a badge in that community so I learned to overshare. Teachings were given in the language of freedom while the stiff hand of purity reduced my body to a shameful temptation. Growing up like that gave me a love of music, a nose for bullshit, and a lot to unravel. This song is about the good and evil things we are raised to believe. I was held captive by an ideology that severely limited my life and my perspective of the world around me. It's a process I'm still in the middle of, this work of extraction.
The accompanying video, directed by Cam Veitch, shows Ellevator performing in an empty parking garage. Watch it below.