- Words Notion Staff
ELIS NOA's new single is a haunting teaser for their forthcoming album.
Aaron and Elisa joined forces during their time at the Jazz Department of Vienna’s Music University, their artistic sensibilities proving to be a perfect match for one another. Soon enough, they became the double act now best known as ELIS NOA.
Having established a reputation for thoughtful and genre-melding tunes, ELIS NOA are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their new album ‘I Was Just About to Leave’, which includes the lead single “Mad About You”.
The track quickly creates a haunting aspect, the searching vocals and insistent percussion introducing tension which is periodically broken by moments of sharp emotional realisation. It’s accompanied by a music video that vividly illustrates the song’s themes of pain and betrayal with a motif of arrows striking the heart.
On the LP itself, the duo say, “I Was Just About To Leave is a concept album. We wanted to describe the process of letting go and the journey that comes with that. Each song of the album musically explores every step of that process, from moments of resistance all the way to acceptance. Letting go of a person, a job, a friendship, an idea or a fantasy, doesn’t happen in a singular moment. It usually takes time, there is a lot of back and forth that happens before you decide to move and maybe open up for something new. “I Was Just About To Leave“ is a sentence many of us use to calm ourselves, even though we know it’s still a long road ahead.”
The album can be pre-saved here.