Currently, Brooklyn-based (by way of California, Austin, TX and Tennessee) indie electro pop artist Tyler Elizabeth started her minimalist solo recording project, elle le fantôme (which translates as “she the ghost”) while she was still a student at Berklee, back in 2008.
Although Elizabeth released two EPs over the last couple of years, yellow fevers and blue dreams, “sore,” the first single off her forthcoming and long-awaited full-length debut, paint it blacker has quickly captured the attention of the blogosphere — and once you hear the song, you’ll immediately see why, as the song is comprised of twinkling percussion, thick cascading synth chords and Elizabeth’s mesmerizing vocals. Recorded in bedrooms in Nashville and Brooklyn over the past two years, paint it blacker‘s first single is intimate, almost to the point of claustrophobia and yet cinematic. The song feels as though it should be the soundtrack of a French art film featuring the young and beautiful elites suffering through existential ennui and wandering around rainy Paris streets.
The recently official video is shot in a somewhat lo-fi but kind of cinematic black and white, and features Taylor Elizabeth taking the subway down to Coney Island, where she plays the role of the all-black wearing goth on the beach, complete with a scene of her holding a local’s boa constrictor. Ah, Coney Island, indeed.