Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Influences

Devendra Banhart, Astrud Gilberto , Blonde Redhead, Lali Puna, Nina Simone , Leonard Cohen , Jane Birkin


Website

ellemusa.com/

Bio

With music that threads nostalgia with a blissful yearning for bright new experiences on the horizon, Sunshine Coast pop artist Elle Músa creates sounds that are equal parts warmly familiar and musically exciting. A multi-disciplinary artist, Músa’s passion for music and songwriting has always maintained the strongest presence in her journey so far.

A trained musician and vocalist, Músa has been composing and performing original music in Australia and internationally years prior to the release of her debut release.

Inspired by life lived to the fullest abroad, the stories Músa tells weaves together threads of youth and maturity with ease. Músa’s musicality and artistic identity has had the strong foundations of a musical family supporting her from an early age and as she began her foray onto Australian stages as part of indie group Founds, Músa’s songwriting and performance chops grew and embraced its own identity.

“Although I love being creative in many different ways, music is where I am most confident and at ease. I still feel shy and nervous around other people, but I can just close my eyes and enjoy performing for others, even if I am scared.”

Her musical influences vary, from Sinatra to Cohen, Blonde Redhead to Devendra Banhart - yet Músa’s sound remains very much her own. The worldly energy of Músa’s music remains ever-present, as her travels and experiences writing abroad have galvanised Músa’s music today.

Debut solo release ‘Apples For You’ introduced Elle Músa as her own artist, with a blissed out sound matching a certain ethereal naivety that propelled the songwriter onto many radars internationally. Follow up single, ‘Henry And Rosa’, brought Músa more exposure, with support from music media tastemakers and Apple Music, not to mention sync success on Love Island UK.

Músa’s brand of folk-tinged, romantic balladry has brought her praise and a fan base that has continued to grow, and as 2020 further unveils, she is about to embark on her most exciting chapter yet. Exploring more uplifting, atmospheric soundscapes, Músa’s new single ‘Mango Pops’ comes drenched in summery energy - a perfect tonic for the times we are currently living in.

A song to transport the listener, an avenue for escape, ‘Mango Pops’ is Músa’s offering to the listener to be rejuvenated and uplifted. Spirited and rooted in a sense of insatiable sense of joy, the new single from Elle Músa is a vibrant introduction as much as it is an open and honest statement of intent from an artist ready to flex her creative muscle for a new decade.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

02 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Skipping to total summer paradise with Elle Músa by my side. This is what happiness sounds like.

Skipping to total summer paradise with Elle Músa by my side. This is what happiness sounds like.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

I mean, how could a song about mango pops not equal a good time? But still, this is so refreshing and joyful.

I mean, how could a song about mango pops not equal a good time? But still, this is so refreshing and joyful.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

30 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

physically wearing a hoodie as I write this. mentally I'm laying on the beach and getting yelled at for not putting enough sunscreen on in the middle of summer.

physically wearing a hoodie as I write this. mentally I'm laying on the beach and getting yelled at for not putting enough sunscreen on in the middle of summer.