NY-Based Indie/Electronic Artist & Producer Elliot Moss Releases New Album ‘How I Fell’

February 16, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Personal limitations both burden and define us and in his new effort How I Fell, New York, songwriter, producer Elliot Moss turns the mirror in on himself finding comfort in discomfort. Out today, How I Fell is a sprawling eleven-song examination of nostalgia, loss, and finding a path forward. Expertly produced, Moss delivers a vast and expansive sound of furious guitars, layered electronics, and stutter-step tempos as he removes the Band-Aid to his most fragile emotions. Listen to How I Fell, available now on all digital retailers (here).  

Anytime I caught myself hiding behind a thick soundscape, or sacrificing sincerity for comfort, I d go back to the source and ensure I was communicating it as directly and authentically as possible,” says Moss. It took some practice, but eventually it felt refreshing not to let anything slide.”

Elliot is excited to bring his new album to life in front of fans and audiences around the country. His headlining North American tour kicks off in Washington, D.C. at DC9 and wraps up at the Holocene Theater in Portland, OR. Find the full list of tour dates below and for more information visit www.elliotmoss.com.



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 How I Fell , 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. The result is a luminous body of work that invites both intense introspection and transformative catharsis.

Produced by Moss and mainly recorded at his self-built studio, How I Fell encompasses eleven lushly detailed songs he refers to as “snow globes,” each portraying a kind of limitation on his way toward greater self-understanding. 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, Peter Denenberg (a veteran engineer who’s worked with the likes of Todd Rundgren, Iggy Pop, and Chrissie Hynde). In creating How I Fell, he also made a point of amplifying the lived-in intimacy of his songwriting by taking a more handmade and rigorous approach to the production process. “In the past I’d done a lot of programming because it was comfortable; there isn’t ever any one ‘moment’ to think about. But with this album I found that the songs that demanded the most of my musicianship felt most satisfying,” he says. “Heaps of sweat and tears went into many of these takes. I’d spend hours hunting for the right moment. For the first time, I favored the arc and imperfections of a complete performance over pushing grains around until they fit together under a microscope.” 

At every turn on How I Fell, Moss reveals his rare gift for bringing the most specific emotions to life through his elegant yet highly intuitive use of sound design. To that end, the album-opening Altitude” perfectly captures the odd freedom in surrendering to the daze of depression, building to a frenetic crescendo that Moss conceptualized as “the feeling of getting dragged around in a thunderstorm.” On “Lazy,” Moss layers slippery synth lines over airtight drum patterns, creating an uneasy dissonance that mirrors the song’s emotional undercurrent. “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,” he says. And on Magic,” Moss transforms a heartbreaking turn of events into a wildly epic anthem that’s equal parts gut-punching and sublimely joyful. “‘Magic ’ is about my father undergoing treatment for cancer and the possibility that his hearing might be damaged, meaning we’d no longer be able to do what we’ve always loved to do together,” says Moss. “The idea of that happening is so terrifying to me, so my reaction was to be as loud and proud as possible in the production of Magic.” In spite of my usual ‘less is more ’ approach, I kept layering more and more sounds onto the track. Like celebrating, it was sort of healing to make Magic’ erupt into the most noise I could possibly put out as just one person.”

By the time How I Fell ends on the jittery hope of “Next Year’s Light,” Moss has channeled an entire whirlwind of moods (the quiet devastation of “Down With A Fight” and its reflection on the possibility of a sudden, life-altering new reality, the nostalgia-tinged daydreaming of “Everglades”). But while the album never shies away from exploring the murkiest depths of those emotions, each song echoes the deep sense of enchantment he endlessly finds in the creative process.


Apr 17 – Washington, DC @ DC9

Apr 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr 19 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

Apr 20 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

Apr 22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

Apr 24 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

Apr 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club

Apr 27 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

Apr 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Apr 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar (Popscene)

May 03 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall

May 04 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

May 05 – Portland, OR @ Holocene Theater

May 23 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indierocks!

May 24 – Monterrey, MX @ Café Iguana

May 25 – Guadalajara, MX @ C3 Stage

Elliot Moss

How I Fell

February 16, 2024

Nettwerk Music Group

Track List:

1. Altitude
2. Lazy
3. Hearts Lose
4. Magic
5. Everglades
6. Like I Love You
7. How I Fell
8. For Keeps
9. I’ll Drive
10. Down With A Fight
11. Next Year’s Light