New York-based Indie/Electronic Artist/Producer Elliot Moss Returns With Cerebral New Song + Video “Lazy”
June 2, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, New York-based singer, songwriter, and producer Elliot Moss unveils the moody and cerebral new song “Lazy.” Moss layers angelic synth lines over airtight drum patterns, creating an uneasy dissonance followed by a warm resolution that mirror’s the song’s lyrical undercurrent. He sings candidly about reasons for his shortcomings and reckons with his imperfections. Listen to “Lazy” on all digital retailers (here).
“The lyrics are listing the ways I distract myself from the reasons for my uncertainties or failures—which can be uncomfortable to admit, so it made sense for the instrumentation to take on that same uneasiness.”
Accompanying the single release is the Moss-directed music video which takes on a futuristic and dystopian quality. The theme of confronting traumatic experiences plays out onscreen with electrifying visuals.
“‘Lazy’ explores how individuals often resort to avoidance and externalization when faced with emotional pain,” explains Moss. “The artificial hand mirrors the ‘rubber hand experiment’ and its illustration of misattributing sensations to external objects. ‘Lazy’ underscores the significance of confronting past experiences for genuine personal development and healing, and the self-deception inherent in inventing ways to ignore them.”
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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