I still remember it like it was yesterday, when I heard the song Bohemian Love for the first time.
The voice I heard sounded a little familiar but with something special and unique to it. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I felt like someone had just cast a spell on me, or should I say, into my soul.
The group I Blame Coco was making its way into my musical library. I had everyone from my mother to my colleagues at the office, listening nonstop to my new obsession, Bohemian Love.
But, I had a feeling that Eliot was still searching for her true self.
She seemed to have realizeed it because she said no more to I blame Coco and she started her quest of finding her voice and her true self.
She found it and I love everything about it.
Eliot Sumner makes me think of a mix of Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, and of course, her father.
He was one of the members of the group The Police. Maybe you have heard of his solo songs in the 80’s, 90’s and today.
But Eliot is her own person and she is creating her legacy in her own way.
Her 2016 album Information is beautiful jewelry. You can have a taste of Electro-Pop, something synth-rock-like with a psychedelic twist. For me, this is heaven to my ears.
The first song of the album gave me some serious goosebumps and listening to it was so visceral.
Dead Arms and Dead Legs is a masterpiece in its simplicity.
The rest of the album is a beautiful ride into this world Eliot created.
I’m crossing my fingers that she
will do a little show in Montreal.
She did make it to Toronto in 2017, but maybe we can hope that she will jam with us in our beautiful city for The Santa Teresa Festival or Osheaga.
I fell in love, musically, with another Sumner.
I guess I won’t be the only one.
Written by Sab Demosthenes