Nashville-based artist Anastasia Elliot is all about pushing boundaries. From her instantly recognisable purple hair to her rock-infused sonic approach, there is something compelling, profound and undeniable about the singer-songwriter. First emerging in the latter years of the previous decade, Elliot’s vision and musicianship has been augmenting since, releasing a series of impressive tracks, including glistening drops like “London” and “The Boy Who Cried Love”. Elliot has recently announced her highly anticipated forthcoming visual album, La Petite Mort, which looks set to be a statement of her artistic direction and a showcase of her soaring talent.
The fifth teaser from her upcoming album, we have been blessed with her fresh number “Bones”, which is accompanied by a vibrant video that emphasising the dazzling sonics. The anthemic rock number sees Elliot at her vocal best, unleashing an arena-ready chorus atop the distorted, grunge-infused backdrop. The latest indicator of her songwriting craft and talent for ear-worm melody, Elliot seems to grow with every release as we look forward to the upcoming project.
Speaking on the single and the upcoming album, Elliot commented: “La Petite Mort (‘The Little Death’) explores my relationship with the phases of trauma and rebirth following my plane crash in 2013. I wrote ‘Bones’ as a snapshot into the bandaid trauma bonding type of relationship that we often seek after going through something cataclysmic. The kind of childish love that makes us chase the red flags while also becoming the red flags. ‘Bones’ is the ultimate distraction of fun, the comic relief of La Petite Mort if you will. The part of the story where I started seeking to control others since I couldn’t control my insides or my situation. It can be easier that way sometimes, but it never ends well. This song came from my first misguided attempts to take back my personal power, looking for it in the wrong places that came easy to me and devouring many innocent hearts in the process. With the violence that is weaved into the more carefree and playful soundscape of this song, it shows the internal knowledge that at this time, there was no happy ending in a relationship with me. When you are searching for a partner from a broken place, it will always end in another little death.”
Watch the video for “Bones” below