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Popscene & Brick and Mortar presents
ELITA
May 13, 2023 8:00 pm PDT (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Brick and Mortar Music Hall , 1710 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA (map)
$16 ADV / $20 DOS
ELITA
Growing up in Cupids, Newfoundland, Canada, a town of less than 800 people, Elita spent
most of her childhood in isolation. With encouragement from her parents, she developed
artistic skills in photography, drawing, dancing, singing and music. She changed high schools
frequently as a teenager. Feeling removed from friends, she found comfort in social media,
where she began gaining a following on instagram in 2015, and began modeling. In 2017,
Elita launched her own business, designing zines and a few years later, a weapons jewelry
line. That same year, she met her boyfriend, Tim. Although Elita hadn’t engaged in anything
musically since she was a teenager, Tim recognized her musical potential and encouraged
her to start singing again. The couple recorded a cover of 'After Hours' by the Velvet
Underground.
With a growing interest in the cinematic arts, Elita focused on writing a movie script with Tim
(to no success). However this attempt at collaboration led to them writing their first single, ‘I
Hate Everyone But You’ (2018). They had no intention of making the song public, but after
recording a test demo, they decided to release it. Tim concentrated on writing more songs
with his bandmates, and sending these instrumentals to Elita who would write lyrics and
perform vocals. This collaboration led to the eventual recording and release of Elita’s debut
EP, ‘Sick Girl’ (2019), which was followed by the 'Blood Sucker' (2020) and 'Anxiety Angel'
(2021) EPs. The projects combined have over 30M streams.