London, Leeds and Brighton-based artist Elsa Hewitt has been around for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until we received an email from Bambooman recently that we first came across her mesmerising music. A prolific talent with over 10 albums to her name Hewitt started playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of 13 and last year she scooped the Lynsey de Paul Prize, winning a £2,000 talent bursary and mentorship.
Today we’re premiering “Birthday Roof Party,” a slightly dreamlike piece of wonderfully lo-fi electronic music. Taken from her upcoming Cameras From Mars album, the first of a three-album trilogy to be released this year the collection offers a quite eccentric mix of genres.
The album is described in the press release as “exploring themes of alienation, ephemerality and escape, Cameras From Mars reflects that many-sided upbringing. From personal, intimate songwriting to shuffling, 2-step rhythms, Hewitt finds an absorbing, genre-blurring common ground to accommodate those different ideas.”
On “Birthday Roof Party” Hewitt’s delicate vocals glide across the ambient soundscape with ease, driven by off-kilter electronic sounds and warming guitar. Playfully experimental it’s a track that you can play again and again without ever getting bored. A unique and unpredictable new talent Hewitt is one to watch.