Edge Radio Recommended: Beloved Elk – Distractions

Melbourne alt-rock duo Beloved Elk are excited to announce the release of their debut album DISTRACTIONS, out 20 February via LISTEN Records. The debut release for Amy Wright and Tina Nguyen is a culmination of four years of carefully constructing their sound – resulting in 11 tracks that showcase the band at their most intimate and powerful.

You can hear the trust between Wright and Nguyen on each track of the album – Wright’s emotionally fraught vocals anchored by Nguyen’s steady drumming, together forming the pounding heart of the record. The songs are unified in tone and feel, capturing an immediacy that is striking in its rawness.

Songs alternate from expansive arrangements to stark minimalism, the contrast allowing for periods of reflection to soak in the lyrics that are heart aching in their honesty. Disconnection from the world and relationships is the ever present theme on the album, with songs painting a portrait of loneliness and isolation. There isn’t however an element of defeat; the songs empower, give voice to the anxiety and revel in catharsis.

Words: LISTEN Records