Having pursued a darker, harder electronic sound under her initial guise of Kyiji back in 2016, sunny LA life has seemingly imbued a lighter, poppier, but no less complex and layered, sound as Eleanor K; the moniker of British born Ellie Fletcher.
She previously performed with Crystal Fighters, before working on Vic Mensa’s 2017 debut, ‘Autobiography’, but Eleanor K has a single agenda. Through her enticing pop sound, there are moments of real emotion and urgency. In truth, her lyricism is darker, and more emotive. Her words encompass loyalty, relationships and mental health.
‘This House Is Full’ is Eleanor K’s debut offering and was created with producer Orlando Leopard. The track was released late last year and is an interestingly trip-hop infused instrumental that drops into a sprawling, 90s indie-meets-electronica sound.
It’s something truly refreshing and also vaguely nostalgic. In equal parts, it’s reminiscent of the cool inventiveness of Morcheeba as well as the coy expressiveness of The Cardigans. However, ‘This House Is Full’ reverberates in a distinctly 2017 narrative. It talks openly of a dysfunctional relationship and the conflicting loyalties that lie within it.
Eleanor K. continues to define her solo sound. No matter what the genre, it’s intelligent, inventive and polished. With a co-sign from one of America’s most innovative, cerebral rappers in Vic Mensa, it’s an odd couple scenario that begins to make a lot of sense.