You might be forgiven for assuming that new pop prospect Elsa might have some relation to a certain Disney cartoon, or possibly even the Norwegian duo Elsa and Emilie, but you’d be wrong on both accounts. Lovely though both those Elsas are, they’re not the one we’re here to discuss – meet the Swedish Elsa, based in Stockholm, lover of yellow shirts and singer of killer pop jams.
‘Nobody Likes You’ taps into a clean, spacious pop sound which is letting the waves of chart-styled EDM pop wash over its toes, but thankfully never actually considers diving in. There’s the occasional pitched vocal, but don’t let that fool you into thinking The ominous shadow of The Chainsmokers might be creeping in, as ‘Nobody Likes You’ stretches out, it reveals itself to be much more in sync with the arms-aloft triumph-during-heartbreak-pop of MØ or The Toves (Styrke and Lo, obviously), and is infinitely more enjoyable for it.
There’s no avoiding the elephant in the room, it does have a very ‘2017’ production style, and for ‘Nobody Likes You’ it may prove to be a double edged sword in the long run, but for now it’s enough to get our feet moving, hearts pounding, and yes, our arms aloft. It’s a fresh, current pop sound from an artist displaying a ton of promise, and we look forward to hearing more.
‘Nobody Likes You’ is available now – check out out below.