Elegant and innovative, singer-songwriter Elizaveta released her new EP, Hero, today via iTunes. Her best work to date, the five song EP features the title track (a remix of which was the soundtrack to the 12 million-viewed video Superman with a GoPro), Red Balloon, Spaceman, God Only Knows and the EP’s second single, Sorry. Concurrent to the EP’s iTunes onsale, Elizaveta released a stirring new video for Sorry. The beautiful clip features Malece Miller and Nico Greetham of So You Think You Can Dance (2013) fame.
Complex and multi-layered, the five song Hero EP takes listeners on an intricate musical journey with a unique blend of pop melody, piano hooks, electronic soundscapes and dreamy vocals. The first single Hero was written, produced and arranged by Elizaveta and the EP is her first completely independent production effort overall. In its first week of release, the extraordinary debut track Hero sold an impressive 9,000 copies.
The video for her new single Sorry was choreographed by celebrity choreographer and trainer Ryan Heffington (Muse, The Gossip, Ke$ha, Shiny Toy Guns, Nikka Costa, etc) and directed by Nicolas Randall (Roberto Cavalli, Daft Punk, MTV, etc). The collaboration of talent creates a cinematic journey that views more like a film than a music video and captures the song’s deep emotional theme while complimenting Elizaveta’s powerful voice and talent.
Elizaveta said: “The Hero EP is a natural evolution of my debut album, Beatrix Runs. It is genre-bending and maybe even a bit more adventurous. My first single Hero is definitely on the epic side. I call it my ‘Game of Thrones’ song and it features a crowd sourced choir at the end of the song. Spaceman and Red Balloon are more electro-oriented while Sorry is definitely retro with an old French movie-meets-classic R&B vibe. God Only Knows is an intimate tune that builds from just piano to an orchestral pay-off in the end. Finally, I couldn’t have done this without the skills of the mixer Robert Chiarelli and Bob Ludwig, who was the mastering engineer for the EP.”
Born in New York, raised in Moscow, Russia and now residing in Venice, CA, Elizaveta is a classically trained opera singer, self-described as a ‘musical alchemist.’ Enriched with cultural undertones from her diverse background and combined with her incredible talents as a pianist and songwriter, Elizaveta’s unique sound is an amalgamation of musical styles including classical, pop, opera, electronic music, rock and more. She is lauded as “…a brilliant musical innovator who can honestly claim to be doing new things in music that no one else is” (CBS). With Hero, Elizaveta created an exquisite EP that contains five songs of musical mastery that has the ability to touch fans from a multitude of genres. Over the years her music has been featured in films and TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, So You Think You Can Dance and Scandal among others. She has toured widely both in Europe and the United States, including a recent tour across Russia with ultra-popular Russian stars B-2 and a symphony orchestra and has plans to tour following the release of her EP.
Elizaveta’s new EP, Hero, is out now.