Indie-pop duo “Elison” shares with us their latest track called “Hopes & Horoscopes”, which is available on all digital stores.
Inspired by bands like Sparklehorse, Dinosaur Jr., Yo LaTengo, Snail Mail, Slow Pulp, The Beths, Cat Power and Broken Social Scene, they’ve created a sound all their own, “Hopes & Horoscopes” is a self-reflective song that highlights the vices singer, Marissa Kephart, struggles with. Some more playful than others but ultimately a collection of bad habits she can’t seem to shake. Recorded in Scott’s home studio, the song was principally written and sung by Marissa (and features her newfound guitar skills), while Scott engineered, produced and performed other instruments as needed.
In Marissa’s own words: “It’s been so exciting to see the song take shape from concept to completion and we’re so ready to share it with others. I’m also excited to start recording our next set of songs. I was fortunate enough to take a songwriting class with Ellen Kempner (Palehound & Bachelor) through School of Sound and through that experience wrote enough songs to release new music steadily in the months to come.”
In regard to the music industry, she said: “I’m not pursuing music for fame or fortune — I’m looking to connect with others and deepen my connection with myself.”
BEHIND THE SCENES, LET’S KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS: After 20 years of wishing, Iowan Marissa Kephart set out to make music for the first time. Using the extra space allotted to her during lockdown she found the courage to finally pick up the guitar and start taking voice lessons. “Hopes & Horoscopes” is the second demo—following the release of “Meet Me Halfway” in the fall—she took to music teacher, multi-instrumentalist and producer Scott Yoshimura The Envy Corps, Canby). The two quickly understood their creative energies and influences aligned, and they formed Elison.
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