Life is short. Nothing is promised. A new release, ‘I Should’ve Danced More’ by Swedish singer/songwriter Elina, taps into these existential remarks with underlying soft acoustic soundscapes.
Elina is an Ivor Novello nominee and a Swdish one-to-watch songwriting treasure. After collaborating and writing songs with artists like SZA, Maroon 5, and Zara Larson, Elina launched her solo career in April 2018. Her lyrics are outstandingly ethereal, elevated with her comforting piercing vocals.
Born and raised in beautiful Sweden, Elina converts her surroundings into peaceful sonics, expressing her inner monologues and ever-so-often familiar tales of our hearts. ‘I Should’ve Danced More’ expands the idea of ‘it’s all about the little things in life,’ celebrating simplicity and conquering our fears.
Elina elaborates: “It’s a gentle reminder that life is short and is happening for us right now. It’s about conquering your fears and whatever it may be that is holding you back from living your life to the fullest. ‘I Should’ve Danced More‘ is one of those songs that wrote itself. It came to us one late afternoon in the studio, right before we were leaving for dinner, and the first draft version we did at that time was the one that we decided to release. It’s my favourite song on the album lyrically, and actually the very first song ever that I’ve genuinely enjoyed listening to outside of work.”
Watch the new ‘I Should’ve Danced More’ music video below.