if you leave
an astonishingly haunting, affecting & mesmerising record that demonstrates what an incredible collection of talent the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli & Remi Aguilella are.
it's spacious yet enveloping & epic yet intimate, taking the more stripped back elements of bat for lashes & melding them with the magical new folk of laura marling & the dark gothic swoons of esben & the witch & the xx. Lyrically, Elena plumbs the depths of her psyche to reveal her innermost thoughts, finding comfort in expounding those internal demons. an astounding & highly accomplished debut. "Not since Portishead’s 'Dummy' has heartbreak been so unswervingly depicted nor so compellingly rendered: 'If You Leave' might be suffocating, but there’s a euphoria in going under" 9.5/10 - line of best fit "a sound instantly enchanting of design...a damaged debut but the way the hues of its bruises blend into each other is wholly hypnotic. It wants to love, again, but has chosen darkness" - bbc.
sophie recommends : "Raw and Beautiful, it washes over you and draws you in, each track as enthralling as its predecessor."