The Yorkshire songwriter’s stirring sophomore release ‘if only it was alright now’ acted as an impressive bookend for the Beech era landing him a feature on Atwood Magazine’s ‘Artists to Watch for 2021’ citing him as “uniquely visceral and vulnerable”. The track also received appraisal from the likes of BBC Introducing, landed a spot on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ editorial playlist as well as being highlighted on an array of curated playlists.
With elkyn’s ability to continue building such a strong presence in such a short amount of time, it comes as no surprise that the wordsmith’s most recent single ‘something’, released Feb 2021, has quickly become his greatest success yet with multiple editorial playlist placements and Radio X’s John Kennedy declaring the track “absolutely fantastic”.
In the shadows of the UK’s numerous lockdowns, elkyn resigned to the confinement of his bedroom walls to write, zoom and reflect before finally returning to Leeds Nave Studios to embark on his next chapter with producer Mark Gustafson, but this time instilled with a newly found confidence.
Glimmers of hope are scattered amongst elkyn’s familiar pulses of dark rumination as we’re enveloped in heartrending tales of youth, love and regret. elkyn is currently working on his debut album.
"Recalling acts like Angelo De Augustine or early-Villagers, elkyn seems to be pushing far beyond the clichés of what a singer-songwriter and an acoustic guitar are capable of, where he takes his music next could be thrilling."
- For the Rabbits