Nashville pop songwriter Shelby Elle’s new song, “Coming Alive,” offers us all a chance to break up with a long winter.
Set to drop tomorrow May 14th, Elle says about the single, “There’s this day at the beginning of spring when everyone discovers they can finally drive with the windows down. And that’s the feeling ‘Coming Alive’ offers is a renewal of a new season and perspective.” Elle released a live acoustic version of the song at the end of April to offer a taste of what’s to come.
Elle is a Nashville-based indie pop artist who made her mark through her debut single releases, “HVN” and now “Coming Alive.” She has a nostalgic sound of early releases of Ellie Goulding, which is a considerable influence for the artist. She spent her formative creative years in Sydney, Australia, studying music and songwriting. After completing her studies, she moved back to Los Angeles, to begin developing her career as an artist. There she collaborated on a three-song EP project with fellow electronic artist Vesper. The tracks include “What Do You Say,” “Stay,” and “Too Long.”
“Coming Alive” is Elle’s second single she has released as a solo artist. The song is ripe with energy, driving synths, and textured guitar melodies that make it a ‘go to’ summer track. Elle teamed up with billboard-charted producer Geoff Duncan to co-write and produce a song this time around. Duncan is well known for his work with Zayde Wolf and EDM artist Jordan Grace.
“The day we wrote coming alive, I remember Geoff looked at me and said, ‘let’s just make a song that makes people feel good,’ and the lyric ‘coming alive’ came pretty shortly after that. It’s a song about finally feeling normal after a hard breakup. It’s been a tough year for everyone, so the goal of ‘Coming Alive’ was to make people feel like they could roll their windows down and feel hopeful about life.”
She went on to discuss further- “I think everyone can relate to a hard breakup. It’s an experience I’ve been through personally. It always makes sense when you look back, but it never feels good in the moment. I wanted to celebrate the moment where life finally starts to feel hopeful again. You can see past the heartbreak and come back to life.”
In regards to her co-writer and producer, she says “Geoff has this special gift of being able to make any artist feel like they could hit #1 on the charts. He is a straight shooter and will tell you straight up if it’s not working, which was one of the biggest reasons I wanted to work with him. We came out of the first session with the chorus written, and neither of us could stop listening to it. That’s when we knew it was worthy of some verses. The whole project has felt surreal from start to finish. Geoff is a ‘pro of pros’. I am super grateful I got the chance to work with him.”
Elle is currently working towards her debut EP, slated to release in early 2022.