ELSZ – Your Rage Is Necessary, Pt. I

One of my favourite tracks of 2018 was ELSZ’s Are You Ok?: a tight, soulful gem with warm vocals and even warmer Rhodes-y chords that makes everything feel brighter, calmer. Listening to Your Rage Is Necessary, Part. I it’s difficult to believe it’s the same artist, so complete is its departure from that carefree record in pretty much every aspect. Turbulent, seething, loosely structured and utterly mesmerising, one would expect this is a single from their forthcoming LP, which will be “dedicated to victims and survivors of gender violence”. On the basis of this at least, we’re in for something quite extraordinary.