- Words Notion Staff
Elly explores the struggles of keeping cash in her latest single.
Elly had a truly unique rise to stardom. Living in between Austria and LA, she found herself catapulted into fame when she participated in The Voice of Germany, followed by an impressive second place finish in the Austrian Eurovision Song Contest qualifiers.
That experience has given her a unique perspective on growing up that filters into her love of R&B and hip-hop, creating a brand of music that feels distinctly personal and unique to her. That perspective is on full display in her new single, “Robbed”, which wittily explores the pains of trying to keep afloat when you’re starting out as an adult – and poses a solution to the problem that may not entirely be legal.
On the track, she says, “I’m at the age when you first have to learn to stand on your own two feet. You become broke if you’re not careful and you always need a plan to keep things moving. This song is meant to make people who are going through this phase right now realise that they are definitely not alone. Everyone has been broke and money is a biatch. Trying to make the best of it and come up with something creative, for example rob a bank — just joking, don’t not try this at home.”