Crashing is the third track from Elkin’s EP ‘Instant Hit’. Mainly written over lockdown Skype sessions in 2020, the work is two young women’s critical and empathic response to this new version of reality, in a post-covid environment. Crashing’’ is an ode to the myriad of helplessness, guilt and anxiety we feel as human suffering floods our news feeds.
Ellen O’Mahony and Carla Ryan were writing and singing together from the age of 15 before taking their music to a new level as ELKIN. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Joni Mitchell the duo began writing and performing folk-pop, but it wasn’t until they began working with producer lullahush that ELKIN blended their love of thought-provoking folk lyrics with fierce alt-pop production.
ELKIN made their mark in 2019 with singles Green Eyes, Cut My Tongue and DIY, as well as releasing Fall So Easy, a collaboration with Cork producer 1000 Beasts. The self-managed duo have received growing support with ELKIN being selected to perform at showcases such as Whelan’s Ones to Watch, Music Cork and Ireland Music Week.
2020 saw O’Mahony and Ryan continuing this momentum with new release Win Win alongside performances at OutPut Showcase in Belfast and Other Voices Music Trail, Ballina. With the Covid pandemic putting a halt to their other plans, the duo spent the rest of the year writing and recording a collection of singles, ANTHOLOGY, released in 2021. This will be followed by an EP release funded by the FMC Recording Stimulus Grant.