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Elephante Unveils New Album 'Heavy Glow'


The album features the new focus track "Down This Road".

Elephante Unveils New Album 'Heavy Glow'

Ascending to yet another creative peak, critically acclaimed artist, producer, and songwriter Elephante unveils his hotly anticipated new album, Heavy Glow, with 88Rising, which marks his official debut for 88Rising [Joji, NIKI, Rich Brian].

To accompany the record's arrival, he also shares the focus single "Down This Road." In the upcoming video, he shows the multi-faceted artist, entertainer, and performer that he is, taking on the roles and personalities of the singer, drummer, guitarist, and keys to take viewers "Down This Road" of his personal musical evolution and mastery.

On the track, glossy guitar wraps around his evocative vocals before a wistful hook takes hold, "If we go down this road in this old Hatchback we can't turn back anymore, 'cause I wanna know." The guitar breaks into a danceable drop, illuminating his seamless genre alchemy. Simultaneously, the accompanying visual brings all of these vibes to life in cinematic fashion.

Regarding the album, Elephante commented, "Heavy Glow is about identity. It's about coming to terms with who you are compared to who everyone else sees you as or expects you to be. "Heavy Glow" became a metaphor for the part of you that shines through in the nighttime, and can be hard for other people to really see. It can feel like a huge weight on your shoulders, but ultimately defines who you are."

Elephante initially set the stage for the album with a series of fan favorite singles. Most recently, "Dopamine" quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of streams. After perfecting the song for two years and previewing it in various iterations, it not only met, but exceeded audience expectations.

Right out of the gate, The Honey Pop praised, "Returning to his energetic House roots, Elephante layers synths and floating vocals to create the pulsating track," and added, "we at THP can't get enough of this song!" Meanwhile, Dancing Astronaut wrote, "Featuring anthemic vocals and reverberating instrumentation, "Dopamine" takes listeners into an upbeat production that unravels into a dazzling drop, driven by intensity and a kaleidoscope of arpeggiators." The Nocturnal Times hailed, "'Dopamine' is a riveting new track, boasting his energetic house roots to a tee." featured it on "Playlist Picks."

Highlighted by standouts such as "Holy Ghosts" and "High Water", Heavy Glow traces his emotional journey through quarantine. Whether it be the shimmering catharsis of "Departed," the restless echoes of "Tired Of Being Tired," or the luminously upbeat melodic finale "Light On," it reflects his personal ebb and flow through waves of sonic experimentation.

Listen to the new album here:

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