Updated: Apr 24
With his first single in over a year, "Libidine (feat. Jessie Brown)," being released this Friday, April 24th, we decided to take an in-depth look at the body of work written and recorded by "Elvis Einstein," as well as the artist himself.
Whether you have followed him from his very first album "Cast The First Stone", or are just reading about him now for the first time, one thing that we can say in confidence about "Elvis Einstein," is that you have never heard anything quite like his particular brand of Gothic/ Industrial/ Rock/ Metal. In truth it is extremely hard to place any of his music into one particular genre, even having shades of hip-hop and funk from time to time. Something else that is immediately noticeable about Elvis, is his appearance, always donning his trademark face-paint, incorporating his unique symbol in the center of his forehead.
"People have asked if the symbol on my forehead is associated with the occult, or something dark or Satanic," Says Einstein. "But in truth it's just my initials, with a bit of a personal meaning behind them. You see, its just two E's back to back, for Elvis Einstein. The reason they are back to back is to represent always remembering my past, and always looking to the future, and the long extension on the bottom represents my desire to always rise above. It is symbolic of how I approach life, and is very important to me."
Elvis Einstein, has released a total of six albums since January of 2014, starting with his debut, the previously mentioned "Cast The First Stone" (2014), followed by, "Goodnight Sweet Children" (2014), "Welcome Home" (2015) "Oniomania" (2015) "Future Neverwas" (2016) and finally "Passion of a Dying God" (2018). One of the most interesting things you will come to discover whilst listening through this very odd and interesting discography is the absolute metamorphosis of the artist, his writing, and production style.
"The first album was really just blowing off steam, I was finally letting a lot of the the things that I had been repressing out and into the world, it was kind of therapeutic for me if not a little over the top," Explains Einstein. "I had always held back when it came to expressing myself musically, always feeling tied down, or at the mercy of other artists who I was working with in bands and what not, which I totally understand, as a band is often a collective image, but I had the amazing opportunity to step out on my own, and write what I wanted to write, and say what I wanted to say, so that's exactly what I did. I had this thing living inside me, this monster that had been living in the back of my head since I was just a kid, and I was going to let it out."
"I was still a real amateur producer on the first album, and I honestly had a terrible setup for making music, but I recorded and released the albums anyway. It was extremely raw and powerful, but sonically it was awful, though the production would get better and better as I put out more albums. It was like lifting the curtain and allowing anyone who was interested to take the journey with me, and witness my process as I developed it."
During those first six Albums, Elvis had the privilege of working with a lot of amazing and talented artists from all over the globe. From an entire remix album with the one and only "Venus de Vilo" titled "NECRODANCE," to artists such as "Miss Von Trapp," and "Kriistal Ann," as featured artists on his albums.
"I only ever approached an artist if I thought that we might have great chemistry, and trust me, a lot of artists have said no along the way!
I always felt as if the work that I had done with "Venus de Vilo," could have lead to something really amazing, but unfortunately it never really got much further than the "NECRODANCE" album. That being said, I will forever wish that I had of done a much better job with the production of that album, because in my opinion I could have done much better, it is however a fond memory for me, and was a fun Album to work on.
"Kriistall Ann," was another amazing performer to have worked with. Again, as with much of my early work I do wish I had done a little better on the production side, but her delivery of her vocal performance was so amazing and beautiful that I will forever be extremely proud to count her among the artists that I have had the honor to work with, and I will always consider her a dear friend."
"Miss Von Trapp," literally rocks my world, I'm not sure that I have ever come across a more original performer, and I feel as if the two of us could easily star in our own horror movie. The World Without Me, ended up being one of my most popular songs, and one of my personal favorites."
"Of course my absolute favorite artist to work with has, and will always be my lovely wife, Liz Hamilton. She completes me in every way, and has made every song she has ever been featured on better"
In 2016, "Elvis Einstein" enrolled in Audio Engineering, and after two years became a certified Audio Engineer. It was during this time that he truly learned the art of recording, mixing, and producing music, and was able to refine his raw unbridled sound, taking the next step in creating his sixth album "Passion of a Dying God." This album would be the first to be recorded in a professional studio environment, and would be the dawning of a new era in the sound of "Elvis Einstein."
"I can not put into words how much this period of time in my life has meant to me. Going to school for Audio Engineering really felt like it was my destiny. I would not be able to do what I love as efficiently as I do now without the priceless knowledge that I acquired from my amazing teachers. With that being said, I would like to thank, Lil Thomas, Make Hastings, Mitchell Pineo, and Tony Murphy. Since graduating I have put a lot of effort into running my own recording studio, and I could not be happier as I see my efforts materialize through hard work.
"Passion of a Dying God, truly represented a change in my philosophy when it came to music production, I now had the skills that I needed to present my vision the way that I truly wanted to since the very beginning. Though I am sure that many people prefer the more raw, and unpolished sound of my previous albums, the production of my future work will only move forward."
With just a few days left until the release of "Libidine (feat. Jessie Brown)," and a new album titled "Septem" announced to come out later in 2020, one can only wonder what "Elvis," has in store for us, though it is sure to be interesting, controversial and thought provoking, as we have come to expect nothing less from "Elvis Einstein."
Below is music video for "Libidine (feat. Jessie Brown)
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