15 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“There’s something about me I think you should know,” warns Elohim on “Fuck Your Money.” It’s a playful synth-pop song about the evils of materialism, and a characteristically ominous line delivered with the singer's signature exuberance. This dichotomy—dark themes in light packaging—has become the L.A. artist’s trademark, and it’s showcased brilliantly on Elohim. By tackling serious subjects (anxiety, insecurity, even hallucinations) with bright-eyed buoyancy, she obscures her credibility as a narrator and makes you listen a little more closely. Did she really treat her depression with pills and a move to Topanga Canyon (“Panic Attacks”)? You be the judge.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“There’s something about me I think you should know,” warns Elohim on “Fuck Your Money.” It’s a playful synth-pop song about the evils of materialism, and a characteristically ominous line delivered with the singer's signature exuberance. This dichotomy—dark themes in light packaging—has become the L.A. artist’s trademark, and it’s showcased brilliantly on Elohim. By tackling serious subjects (anxiety, insecurity, even hallucinations) with bright-eyed buoyancy, she obscures her credibility as a narrator and makes you listen a little more closely. Did she really treat her depression with pills and a move to Topanga Canyon (“Panic Attacks”)? You be the judge.

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