“‘Typecast’ really sets the tone for my new era. It’s about being put in a category of what you are, and what you can do,” ELIO explained in a statement. “I feel like artists get put in a box so much, of how much they’re allowed to change and how much they should stay the same. I do it so much as a fan of other artists, but know how limiting it can feel as an artist myself. While writing the new music I just wanted to create stuff that felt right, no matter how different it was from my previous releases, but I found myself being reluctant because of how people view me as an artist, and how people have connected to the type of songs I have out. ‘Typecast’ was me having to go in a completely different direction in order to move on and grow as an artist.”
ELIO’s new single marks her first new music since her January EP Can You Hear Me Now, which followed her 2020 debut EP u and me but mostly me. This spring, she released a remix EP featuring Chase Atlantic, No Rome, Babygirl, and more, as well as the ‘CHARGER’ remix with Charli XCX.
Read our Artist Spotlight interview with ELIO.