Ellinor Olovsdotter, better known as Elliphant is a 29 year old singer and rapper hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. She began her career in 2012 alongside Swedish producer duo Jungle. It was with Jungle that she recorded “Tekkno Scene” which gained national attention and was eventually placed in FIFA 13. Soon after gaining that momentum, she signed to TEN Music Group (also the home of Icona Pop) and has since released three EPs and a full length self titled album. Elliphant’s associated acts include Diplo, Skrillex, and MØ who are featured on her recent-most EP’s as well as Charli XCX with whom she recently wrapped up a North American tour. Elliphant will take a short touring break this winter before heading back out on the road in Europe in late January through February.
Elliphant’s sound has been compared to that of M.I.A. or Santigold as it typically consists of upbeat pop and EDM infused production beneath the singer’s (often unidentifiable) accent. That said, her style does range from song to song. She cites the influence of many genres from electronic to punk and has noted that in her upcoming albums she wants to explore more rock-based styles, seeing that her latest releases have leaned more towards electronic sounds.