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Elza’s Nothing’s Wrong Album Review

Elza's Swayed Cover

The cover for singer-songwriter Elza’s single, ‘Swayed.’

Artist: Elza<: composer producer arranger vocals keyboards and guitars>

Album: ‘Nothing’s Wrong’

The environment a person has grown accustomed to living in, and the relationships they have subsequently developed as a result of their setting, often serves as a large influence on their passion and outlook on life. Singer-songwriter Elza is the perfect example of a musician whose global habitats, which span from being born in Russia, to moving to Israel as a teenager and now living in Vancouver as an adult, have immensely impacted her views on how she lives.

The composer-producer’s upcoming alternative-rock debut full-length album, ‘Nothing’s Wrong,’ is set to be released on November 2, and features 10 tracks that are smart and deeply introspective. The instrumentalist is a true maverick spirit who isn’t afraid to venture to the dark side, in order to seek wisdom about how to contend with the situations and connections that she has come to encounter.

‘Nothing’s Wrong’s initial entry is the enticing song, ‘Moonlight And I.’ Elza, who first discovered her passion for singing and playing guitar while living in Israel, croons that she doesn’t want to be caught up in someone else’s dreams. She’s determined to maintain her own goals and ideas, and won’t let anyone influence her decisions.

‘Moonlight And I’ then delves into ‘Nothing’s Wrong’s sophomore track, ‘Endeavor,’ which features the singer sharing that she’s searching for meaning in her relationships. The musician fiercely proclaims that she has set herself free, and promises herself that nothing will hurt her forever. Elza’s thought-provoking lyrics are supported by classic rock-inspired drum riffs and guitar strumming.

The third tune on the singer’s first record is ‘Swayed,’ which was released last month as ‘Nothing Better’s first single. The entry features Elza proclaiming that she has something to say to the person in her life who she has trusted. Their difference in opinions has led to her feeling confused, as their fleeting resolutions have only briefly cleared her polluted mind. She also strongly notes that she wishes she never would have stayed in the relationship, and she would have given up the illusion of their perfect life together, if she would have known what was going to happen.

Another intriguing song on the musician’s new album is the title track, which is one of its best tunes. ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ features dark and emotional instrumentation and vocals, as Elza ponders if she has lost sight of her own aspirations. She also questions if she lets go of her relationship, would she deny herself a chance to have risen above her current situation.

‘Nothing’s Wrong’s penultimate entry is the soulful ‘Can’t Heal,’ which features mellow guitar riffs. The singer’s maverick spirit, which is similar to Tori Amos’ energy, brilliantly shines through, as she croons that she can’t heal what she can’t see. Elza emotionally adds that she can’t go back and completely fix what’s broken in her life, but she’ll do whatever it takes to mend it as best as possible.

The last song on ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ is another standout that listeners surely won’t forget. ‘One Day’ features Elza proclaiming that she doesn’t have to decide if she should run from, or stay in, her present situation. She admits that she doesn’t feel any shame in a vocal tone that’s similar to Florence and the Machine. The track’s mellow and insightful lyrics offer insight into self-discovery and exploration, which are set against soothing drum beats and guitar strumming.

The environment a person has grown accustomed to living in, and the relationships they have subsequently developed as a result of their setting, often serves as a large influence on their passion and outlook on life. Elza is the perfect example of a musician whose global habitats have strongly impacted her views on how she currently lives.

‘Nothing’s Wrong’ features tunes that are smart and deeply introspective. The composer-instrumentalist is a true maverick spirit who isn’t afraid to venture to the dark side, in order to seek wisdom about how to cope with the situations and connections that she has come to encounter.

For more information on Elza, visit her official website, as well as her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube pages.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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