Elliot Moss is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visual artist from New York City. He writes emotive, cinematic songs that grapple with happiness, loss, and life’s uncontrollable challenges.
Elliot burst onto the scene with his debut album Highspeeds which featured the viral sensation “Slip.” The song became an instant streaming success shortly before Elliot even graduated high school. Over the course of his young career, Elliot has totaled 350 million streams worldwide to date. In 2020, Moss returned with new album Change in Diet, a project that saw the musician get outside of his comfort zone and evolve towards a more uninhibited sound. Pitchfork praised the album saying, “…all of Moss’ considerable talents coalesce around a richly textured beat and soulful, straightforward lyrics.”
The ultimate multi-hyphenate as a musician, engineer, and visual artist, Moss produced everything he’s released and directed many of his videos. His studio resembles a dense, shipping container-sized game of Tetris played instead with flight cases and synthesizers. All this technology sits in sharp contrast to the yellow notepad and Elliot’s Harmony acoustic guitar, kept in the corner of many rooms since childhood, where most everything still starts. The fewer punches Moss pulls, the more he discovers the importance of experimenting with honesty and candor. Only once a song meets these standards can a song move beyond the old guitar.
Elliot was raised on guitar rock by his parents, but he discovered his music in his teens. He found equal inspiration with artists like Aphex Twin, Radiohead, Bjork, and Massive Attack, in whose production he felt the vast potential to create something expansive and fresh, and songwriters like Paul McCartney and Tori Amos whose unabashed honesty resonated deeply.