Eloise

Ages 16 and up
Saturday, October 08
Doors: 6pm
$25

Larimer Lounge Presents Eloise on Saturday, October 8th–

16+, under 16 admitted with ticketed guardian

Music has always been in Eloise’s blood. Growing up in rural France, she was absorbed by her parents’ diverse record collections — which ranged from Jim Croce, The Eagles and Joni Mitchell to the musicals of Steven Sondheim and Gilbert and Sullivan — and took piano lessons and sang in a choir. By her early teens, back in London, she was teaching herself guitar by looking up songs on YouTube and mimicking the chord shapes she saw.

It was aged 17, that Eloise kickstarted the next phase of her career by posting acoustic cover versions to Instagram. Within days of posting her rendition of Bruno Major’s ‘Second Time,’ Major himself reached out and invited her to duet at his upcoming London show. Impressing at the gig, Eloise was subsequently invited to join Major on his US headline tour and a UK arena tour with Sam Smith, playing a solo set and contributing keyboards and backing vocals as part of Major’s band.

Eloise’s debut EP, This Thing Called Living, followed in 2019, introducing the world to her strain of breezy, acoustic soul, and the entrancing, jazz-tinged cadence of her honeyed tones. It has since racked up more than 25 million streams and even received support from Billie Eilish, who took to Instagram to cover ‘Left Side’ and ‘Subside.’

Released June 2021, Somewhere In-Between represents a huge leap forward artistically for Eloise. The entire eight-track mini album was composed and arranged by Eloise and deftly blends the warmth of acoustic guitar with forward-thinking, electronic production, while showcasing the singer’s feather-light melisma to spellbinding effect.

While Eloise describes the experience of writing the record as “emotional and cathartic,” she’s remarkably sanguine about sacrificing her personal comfort for her art. “It’s going to be uncomfortable shedding an old skin because you’re exposing new parts of yourself to a world that you know nothing about. But progress and growth only happens one step outside of your comfort zone, so I’ve learned to be more fearless.”

Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with Eloise, who arrives today with her debut single ‘You, Dear’. Eloise is a Londoner, but she spent her formative years in rural Normandy before moving over to North London at 10. It was in their eccentric family farmhouse - just outside Caen - that Eloise’s music first began to come together as she started to teach herself piano, and later write songs inspired by her musical mother who played her endless classics from Carole King, Billy Joel and a whole lot of jazz. All the while she was devouring films like Calamity Jane, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Singing In The Rain. Her first offering is ‘You, Dear’ – a song inspired by watching another old film ‘Anastasia’ in a hotel room in Amsterdam. The film provoked a chain of thought within Eloise’s own head as she watched the lead character fall for the person she least expected she would, an experience Eloise could relate to herself. The result is a beautifully delicate lilt, dripping with soul that captures perfectly the feeling of falling for the wrong person, despite your better knowledge. Flawlessly balancing sadness and optimism, ‘You Dear’ is an effortlessly exquisite debut from one of the UK’s most intriguing new voices.
Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with Eloise, who arrives today with her debut single ‘You, Dear’. Eloise is a Londoner, but she spent her formative years in rural Normandy before moving over to North London at 10. It was in their eccentric family farmhouse - just outside Caen - that Eloise’s music first began to come together as she started to teach herself piano, and later write songs inspired by her musical mother who played her endless classics from Carole King, Billy Joel and a whole lot of jazz. All the while she was devouring films like Calamity Jane, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Singing In The Rain. Her first offering is ‘You, Dear’ – a song inspired by watching another old film ‘Anastasia’ in a hotel room in Amsterdam. The film provoked a chain of thought within Eloise’s own head as she watched the lead character fall for the person she least expected she would, an experience Eloise could relate to herself. The result is a beautifully delicate lilt, dripping with soul that captures perfectly the feeling of falling for the wrong person, despite your better knowledge. Flawlessly balancing sadness and optimism, ‘You Dear’ is an effortlessly exquisite debut from one of the UK’s most intriguing new voices.