BEST NEW SONG: ELOHIM - BUCKETS

1/14/19
Elohim - Buckets

Coming from a comically tiny town in Iowa and choosing a moniker that’s the Hebrew for God, Elohim clearly has guts and bravado that seemingly betray her lithe figure. Her latest single and second collaboration with Skrillex, “Buckets” has her swagger and bluster on full display as the topsy turvy number takes you in a myriad of directions but always manages to satisfy with its primal energy.

“Buckets,” not unlike Elohim, is a song built on contrasts. The beat is drunk on some trap-EDM concoction and both lyrics and vocals swing from one extreme to the other. On the verses her voice is serene and ethereal before taking a violent and manic turn for the chorus. The chemistry between two is undeniable, as Elohim co-produced the near flawless track.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, as well as the ultimate motivator in life. Elohim realizes this and spends the track oscillating between embracing the new found freedom’s that come with the end of the relationship and harnessing an earth-scourging anger that will put the fear of God and/or science in your heart.

If nothing else, consider adding “You ain’t above it, you’re fuckin’ budget” to your list of owns to level on your enemies.

This track is angry, vengeful, and oh so worth your time. Find out why now.

 

BEST NEW SONG: ELOHIM - BUCKETS

An independent artist hellbent on breaking the rules and carving her own path forward, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Elohim, but don’t take our word for it.

"2019 will be a year of unmasking, unveiling, and facing fears head on," the artist in a press release. "Buckets is the beginning. This piece is an emotional purge, a side of me I've never shared before. I am now ready... Are you?"

In all honesty, probably not.

But “Buckets” will be playing on loop all month regardless. Elohim will be playing Gulf Shores Beach and Governor's Ball this summer. Be sure to keep up with her on social media because she’s got plenty of dates planned besides those big ticket numbers.

“Buckets” is out now via Skrillex’s Owsla imprint. Buy or stream it wherever it is you people do those things.

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