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"Remember" - Elina |Review

A beautiful indie folk track, "Remember" is a forlorn and stunning love song.

Elina has such a beautiful presence in her voice. This track is just stellar. It is a throwback to all of the special moments in a relationship that is coming to an end because, despite it all, it was special. The final single off of her newest EP also released today, this track makes me look back at all the fond memories I have with people in my life who I miss and I hope they remember the good we had together too.

Elina is an Ivor Novello-nominated singer-songwriter from Sweden.

She’s solidified a strong reputation in the industry in recent years, most notably for having co-written the multi-platinum 2016 single ‘Sexual’ for NEIKED, and having penned songs for Zara Larsson and Astrid S, amongst others.

As a testament to the strength of her songwriting, Elina has been nominated for several awards in her native Sweden, including winning ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2017 Swedish Publishing Awards and being nominated at the prestigious Denniz Pop Awards in 2015.

Following her songwriting success, Elina launched her artist career in April 2018, with the release of her cinematic debut single ‘Wild Enough’, which was championed by music blogs worldwide, and quickly reached over 20 million streams on Spotify. Follow up singles, ‘Here With Me', 'Champion' and 'Mirage' were also released to similar acclaim, with her project having collectively amassed over 45 million streams to date on Spotify alone.

Her project has also been championed by magazines, blogs and TV shows alike, with coverage in Wonderland Magazine, Clash Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, her songs regularly featuring in the top charts on The Hype Machine, and a notable sync for ‘Here With Me’ on US network show The Bold Type.

Elina’s songwriting comes from the heart, and she isn’t afraid to write about things that aren’t perfect or pretty in topic, with her music addressing self-belief in one’s own ability and the fear of being seen as inadequate. Her solo project aims to break from today’s strict genre formats, and instead focuses on an approach of stripped-down instrumentation coupled with timeless songwriting.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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