ELIO has shared a new single called ‘Read the Room’. Along with the track, the pop artist has announced she will be supporting Charli XCX across the European dates of her worldwide tour. Check out ‘Read the Room’ below.
“As a female artist making music, going into sessions with predominantly male producers can be a real hit or miss,” ELIO said in a statement. “I’ve had so many times where I’ve walked in a room to write a song and a producer has demeaned my writing or production skills, it’s kind of something that artists like myself have learned to expect – which is extremely unfortunate. ‘Read the Room’ is about one particular session with a producer who was a walking personification of main character syndrome (in all the worst ways). Sadly, this is seen in every industry and day to day life for a lot of women and LGBTQ+ people. We are told to be reserved, to behave, to fit into the mold of what society expects us to be – ‘Read the room’ is my way of owning that narrative.”
ELIO released her u and me but mostly me EP in summer 2020, following it up with Can You Hear Me Now in January 2021. Last spring, she put out a remix EP that featured her remix of ‘CHARGER’ with Charli XCX. ‘Read the Room’ follows recent singles ‘TYPECAST’ and ‘SUPERIMPOSE’.
Read our Artist Spotlight interview with ELIO.