Fresh from being one of the 50 acts selected to play at Ireland Music Week 2019, Elkae has shared her latest single Conflictus exclusively with Goldenplec ahead of its official release tomorrow.
Elkae aka Laura Keane is a BIMM graduate who has been operating under the moniker Elkae since 2018. Since then she has played Electric Picnic, featured on Spotify’s A Breath of Fresh Eire and been a finalist in the IMRO Christy Hennessy Songwriting competition as well as branching out towards the UK, US and French markets thanks to favourable reviews in each territory.
Latest single Conflictus, focuses on that moment where your internal monologue can’t decide whether to stay or start sending reverse signals to your brain like a bleeping truck warning passers by to move to safety.
“I wrote Conflictus when I was seeing someone and I couldn’t figure out if I was being messed around by them or if they were being genuine,” explains Elkae, on the inspiration behind Conflictus. “I was so torn and it felt like there was 2 of me. The innocent naive dreamer who wanted to believe she was good and honest, and the suspicious realist in me that called bullshit. There was 2 very different narratives going on in my head arguing with each other about what to do and how to see it. In the end the realist was right – and the song kind of leads to this big finish at the end when the dreamer in me converts over to being a realist in relationship expectations and love.”
Single Launch: Saturday 19th October 2019, Bello Bar – with support from sylk