New York-based Indie-Electronic Artist Elliot Moss Shares the Subtle New Single “How I Fell”
August 25, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, New York-based singer, songwriter, and producer Elliot Moss unveils a fourth new single “How I Fell,” out now via Nettwerk. Elliot highlights his sparse, subtle production skills with a melancholy piano line, stuttering beats, and hushed saxophone. Listen to “How I Fell” on all digital retailers (here).
Elliot elaborates on the song: “’How I Fell’ is about being hurt and hiding it, mistaking the act of opening up for understanding, and growing resentful as the hurt continues.”
On the video, Elliot explains, “I used everything from scanned images to Runway Gen-2 to make a video that blurs the lines between robotic rigidity and human vulnerability. The song explores the idea of hiding when you’re hurt and the difference between being heard and truly understood. For the visuals, I aimed for a weird fluidity that’s hard to grasp, like a swirling soup of thoughts that never quite says what it wants to. I had a great time playing with some brand new video tools, even if I really had no idea how to use them at first (or now.)”
“How I Fell” comes on the heels of recent releases “Magic,” “Lazy,” and “Altitude,” as Elliot’s most open and honest music he’s ever released in his storied career. FLAUNT praised the “candid nature” of his songwriting and SHEESH Media praised his “evocative” sound.
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An inveterate musician raised in the recording studio; Elliot Moss has devoted much of his life to dreaming up sonic worlds with a strangely transportive power. After finding breakout success with his viral hit single “Slip” at age 18, the New York City-bred singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist brought his unfettered imagination and refined musicality to his 2015 debut Highspeeds and its follow-up A Change In Diet (a 2020 LP praised by Pitchfork as “sharp and deftly evocative”).
When it came time for his third album, Moss matched his limitless ingenuity with a newly heightened commitment to exacting emotional truth—a dynamic that soon led to his most fully realized offering yet, a nuanced meditation on how personal limitations both burden and define us. Rooted in his belief that “peace comes from feeling things sharply,” the result is a luminous body of work that invites both intense introspection and transformative catharsis.
With the help and insight from fellow producer Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire, Japandroids), Moss shaped the album’s boldly original form of alt-pop by working with a vast palette of instrumentation and electronic elements, embracing a decidedly more guitar-centric sound than his past work. “Guitar was my first instrument and I was obsessed with it as a kid, so it felt right to write songs with actual riffs for once,” says Moss, who got his start playing bass in studio sessions helmed by his father, a veteran studio engineer who now joins Moss on the road as his live sound mixer.”
Stay tuned for more from Elliot Moss.
ELLIOT MOSS PAST PRESS…
“…all of Moss’ considerable talents coalesce around a richly textured beat and soulful, straightforward lyrics.”
“…orchestrating new eerie electropop worlds…”
“The candid nature of his sound and lyrics infused with his hands-on approach provides an intense listening experience with the intent to emote.”
“Ethereal, spacious, and diverse, Elliot Moss’ style is a combination of minimalist, echoed beats layered with acoustic delicacies, veering into grunge and electro-pop.”
“…a powerhouse of creativity and idiosyncrasy, mesmerizing listeners with every magnetic rhythm.”
– Atwood Magazine