Following the astounding success of their debut single ‘Fear’, Dublin’s newest four-piece ELMare ready to bring another dance-pop banger to fans. Delivering an uplifting surge of honesty, passion and adrenaline, new single ‘Paris is the kind of music that the pop world needs now more than ever.
Shaped by pulsing synth melodies and swaying strings, ‘Paris’ was birthed from lead singer Dylan Walsh watching the iconic 1990 documentary ‘Paris Is Burning’, which documents the lives of black, Latino, gay and transgender communities that were the thudding heart of drag culture in 1980s New York. Watching this film informed him that there was a bigger world out there, one where he would find people who would understand him and lift him:
“Knowing the importance of acceptance, whether it’s in person, on a silver screen or through a set of headphones, we wrote ‘Paris’ after watching the documentary ‘Paris Is Burning’ as an ode to the people who played a role in saving us and as a lifeline to those who need to be reminded that everything will be okay”
With a powerfully moving music video which speaks to individuality and true self-expression, ELM are ushering in a new era of relatable queer pop, sharing their personal experiences as they go along.
Since the release of ‘Fear’ in May the band have graced stages across Europe, burstingwith energy and love of what they do including Dot to Dot Festival, Madrid Pride, Hull Pride and Latitude Festival. Recently announced for Love Sensation- Dublin City’s newest Music and Arts Festival taking place on August 17th & 18th, they will also be taking to the stage at the huge Manchester Pride on August 25th.
Made up of frontman Dylan Walsh, Aidan Clancy on piano and synths, cellist Gary Molloy and drummer Ca Ahearne, their beginnings are truly and humbly organic. Growing up in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Dylan and Aidan’s love for music brought them to Dublin’s BIMM Institute where they would meet the talented Ca and eventually Gary by chance at a party one night In the same way that Swedish pop genius Robyn and Welsh alt-pop hero MARINA does, ELM’s music is therapy for the dancefloor. In one key change or one power chorus, we can banish our worries and give in to our truth and own it.