Hailing from Western Australia’s South West coast, Indee Z Elphick is bringing the “happy and chirpy vibes” back to the indie-folk genre.
Elphick originally picked up guitar as a means of escape, as I’m sure many musicians can relate to. He recorded his very first single ‘Same Scene’ (which was released in April of last year) on his phone and this song only grew into the first of many showcasing his talent as a musician. If you don’t believe me, believe the 64,000+ listens that his fourth release raked in! As he journeyed through his relationship with music and discovered his passion for it, he only continues to flourish - as you can hear in the progression of his released music thus far.
His newest release, ‘Wonderful’, is set to be another hit for Indee Z Elphick - even earning a spot on one of Spotify’s popular playlists. He says, “I just wanted to create cool rifts and meaningful lyrics for my friends and family to hear, now being apart of Spotify’s ‘Chilled Afternoon’ playlist followed by 160,000 people is just special and somewhere I’m so grateful [to be].”
This song reminds me of a comforting end scene to a really emotional film; it really just sounds like a warm hug. It also goes to show that emotions can be conveyed only with a handful of instruments, with the guitar making up most of the instrumentation in the first half of the song before he is met with some folksy sounding drums and backing vocals.
Dave Ruby Howe of Triple J says, “Dude got this one right. The voice is super natural and the track just strides along in step with whatever mood you're in.”
Indee Z Elphick has fallen in love with the way his music spreads happiness to the people around him and I think you can really hear that warmth translated through his music.
Make sure to give the wonderful ‘Wonderful’ a listen below!