Elah is fearless in the face of change and transformation. Blossoming from a self-sufficient songwriter into a professional recording artist in the midst of finals is no small feat. She decided to leave school to pursue her life-altering dream, releasing her first single “In the Party Alone” at the end of September.
Elah Hale candidly states that it is crucial for her songs to feel relatable and realistic because “sometimes things aren’t fantastical; they’re just life”. She vividly recalls how often profound moments in her life are intertwined with, if not elucidated by, music. It is this frankness that allows her to deliver a range of effects from touching to playful to painful and back with a keen sensibility for creating memorable music. Her introspective lyrics traverse the joy and heartbreak that multidimensional intimacy and relationships, not just romance, afford. Elah Hale reminds us that we are all in media res, trusts where she’s going, and we are right to follow.