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ELI GREENEYES ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

Eccentric and brash, Eli Greeneyes has announced his deeply confessional new single 21, a chaotic yet content exploration into getting older and losing control. The moving single is accompanied by a scenic video clip, filmed in collaboration with the artist’s closest friends.  After a relocation back home due to COVID-19, the release of 21 feels poignant – a young person wondering what on earth is going to happen next. 

Evocative of exciting artists such as YUNGBLUD and DMAs, but also with clear influences from the classics – Oasis, ­The Verve – 21 has that instant-classic feel; like a song you already know, but can’t place.  It feels ready-made for summer, road trips, lazy afternoon swims and drinks in the backyard.  Guitars glisten, percussion rambles along at a reassuring pace – but the real star is Eli Greeneyes’ ear-catching vocal.  Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Eli explains, “I wrote it in about 15 minutes about how depressed and scared I was about living my life the way I truly wanted to at 21 years old…I was becoming my own person and for some reason the thought of that was terrifying.  A lot of this song is about figuring out who I am and feeling like I realised it too late, looking back at wasted time and how I wasn’t sucking the marrow out of life like I should’ve been. I was so pent up with childhood trauma and all that bullshit that I wasn’t seeing and enjoying all the positive things in front of me.”

The clip for 21 feels as warm as the track itself, perfectly set in a deeply saturated lawn with a knowing nod towards the 90s influences behind the song with the use of a fisheye lens.  The clip was made in collaboration with his close friend Connor Maher and partner Alex Maher, as Eli reflects, “I have never made a multi shot video before (only one shots), so the video is  basically me not knowing what I’m doing and trying a whole bunch of angles and speeds of shooting.  Just singing the song at the lens around the farm.  I did have the shots planned-ish in terms of being slowed down or sped up, but that’s about as much planning that went into it…just a cool clip!  I really like learning by just doing things I guess and getting my girlfriend or my mate to just point and shoot and see what happens.”

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Mixed by Andy Lawson (Little Birdy, Eskimo Joe, Gyroscope) and mastered by William Bowden (Gotye, The Middle East, Miami Horror), 21 feels like a time capsule, something to look back on to remember what you were feeling during a particular time in your life.  Personalities, thoughts, beliefs – these are all things that are subject to change, as Eli concludes, “At that age, I did the best I could, and will always be figuring it out.  No one person is 100 percent buddha with all the answers.  We’re all bit of a mess sometimes but I feel on the other side of that mess is a power that can’t be taught by being scared or worried all the time.”

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