You don’t always expect intimate indietronica to come out of Iowa, but elison are here to show you a thing or two about assuming. “Fruit Flies” feels like a warm hug – a buzzy, understated single that brings to mind 90s slowcore acts like Mazzy Star while simultaneously evoking 2022-era indie rockers like Jay Som and Alvvays. Part synth and part plucky guitar, the instrumentals on the song are somehow just as heartfelt as the hush-hush vocal delivery. This is what they have to say about the song:
“When I started playing music during the pandemic, after decades of wishing I was brave enough to try, I found myself revisiting the girl that ignited the dream in the first place, my sixteen-year-old self… Through that process I started questioning the actual growth I previously thought I had achieved.”
Check out “Fruit Flies” on both Bandcamp (below) and Spotify.