Ellevator’s “Hounds” Will Help You Leave Your Anti-Social Shell & Rejoin Humanity

Sometimes, you need people.

Photo: Courtesy of Auteur Research

Canadian quartet Ellevator teaches us that the survival of the fittest is also comprised of vulnerability and dependency on others with their new single “Hounds.” Utilizing dark undertones with splashy R&B ambience and pop hooks, Ellevator dissects the power of collective through canine metaphors. If you’ve been Postmating too much and haven’t seen sunlight in the past 36 hours, it’s time to put some pants and rejoin humanity:

“Most nights I dream I’m being chased. I don’t know what this is a manifestation of, only that it started when I was a little kid, and it began as wolves or wild dogs that pursued me. Those hounds bite at my heels and keep me from stopping and asking for help. Their howls whistle through my head and deafen me to the voices of people who also need help. It’s all consuming. This song is an acknowledgement that we need each other to survive. There’s safety in numbers. We’ve seen how ‘every man for himself’ turns out, and we need to do better.” shared frontwoman Nabi.

Comprised of Nabi Bersche, Elliot Gwynne, Michael Boyd, and Tyler Bersche, Ellevator formed back in 2011 in Hamilton, Ontario. They are preparing to release their self-titled debut EP on April 20 and will start hitting the road in March. See them live:

3/12-15 – SXSW Music Festival (Austin, TX, USA)

3/16 – REBEL (Toronto, ON, Canada)

3/20 -21– Burton Cummings Theatre (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

3/23 – Grey Eqgle Event Centre (Calgary, AB, Canada)

3/24 – West Financial Place (Cranbrook, BC, Canada)

3/26-27 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

3/28 – CN Centre (Prince George, BC, Canada)

3/30 – Prospera Place (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

3/31 – Abbotsford Centre (Abbotsford, BC, Canada)

6/23 – Tim Hortons Field (Hamilton, ON, Canada)