Thu 22 04, 20:00
"A lot has happened," ELIF answers when asked about the time since her second album Doppelleben. She parted ways with her label and management, and on top of that, ended the toxic relationship she was in at the time. "The guy put me down and took away my self-esteem until there was nothing left of me," ELIF looks back. "When all you hear all the time is that you can't do anything and you're not worth anything, eventually you believe that."
It's a realization that, for ELIF, also puts her past discography in a different light. "I love my old albums, but I realized that I was always totally controlled in music. By finally finding myself and developing so much self-love, I've become much freer. I know who I am and appreciate myself - so much so that I don't care what anyone else says."
Also in terms of what ELIF actually sounds like. "I didn't even have the plan to sound different, I just started listening to different music. Just because I was once labeled a pop musician doesn't mean I have to make pop music my whole life. I'm not a service provider, I'm an artist. An artist who wants to grow."
The concert with ELIF takes place within the framework of the funding project " c/o pop 2021-musichubgermany" and is supported by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft GmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.