I don’t really know what to say about him. I found his music about a year ago and fell in love. His music has become something of a soundtrack to my life the past twelve months. The strangeness of his music compared to other things I was at the time listening to really enticed me. His words and voice spoke to me in a way no other artist had done before. The songs he sang pull me through every good, bad, and in-between mood I have, and that means a lot to me. Being a musician myself I can only hope to be a fraction of what he is. XO
(Submitted by thebilliam.)
I think it’s close to two and a half years back from now that I first heard Elliott.
I had been going through a deep and dark depression. Skipping school nearly every day of the week. Spending my time writing shitty poems, playing video games, talking to people on the computer, sleeping, and hating myself. I did a lot of the latter.
One night I was talking to an old elementary school friend of mine that was a grade higher. He sent me “Between the Bars” and I just got hooked. I didn’t know what about it was so amazing but I just couldn’t stop listening to it. Over time I began listening to all his albums and even his live shit.
Elliott gave me something to identify with. Something to hold onto. A reality. And the courage to keep on living.
(Submitted by amidsttheshockofitall.)