When it comes to discovering new music, at least for me, first, there was Playlist.com. Then, there was Pandora. Now? iTunes Radio. I first heard this jam, Elektrik People’s “I Love My Life”, on the “Guest DJ: Katy Perry” station. Though it wasn’t exactly love at first listen, I did instantly appreciate the dreamy, elctro-pop vibes–so much so that after listening to it a fourth time, I made the leap from wish list to purchased and caved and bought the track. Elektrik People–the somewhat under-the-radar, super-sexy trio of Reid Curby, Svend Lerche, and Evan Robison–hail from Los Angeles and credit David Bowie and Morrisey as their musical icons and influences. As for their moniker? According to the band…
“Humans have an intimate relationship with electricity, to the point that it’s virtually impossible to separate your life from it. Sure, you can flee from the world of crisscrossing power lines and live your life completely off the grid, but even at the loneliest corners of the world, electricity exists. If it’s not lighting up the storm clouds overhead or crackling in a static spark at your fingertips, then it’s moving through the human nervous system, animating the brain’s will in every flourish, breath and unthinking heartbeat.
Despite our familiarity with its effects, many people fail to understand exactly what this mysterious force we call electricity really is. We are Elektrik People.”
If you’re a fan of Ellie Goulding, 80s music, singer-songwriter types, and sparkles, Elektrik People will probably appeal to your musical palate on a major level. Bonus: while Ms. Perry is obviously a fan of this particular song, “I Love My Life” was also featured in the season finale of Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove”, so you know it’s at least kind of good, no? 😉 Check out ‘I Love My Life’ HERE!
Into Elektrik People? Loving your life? What are you jamming to these days?!
Liza, Editorial Director