Nominated for Best Female at the Ontario Independent Music Awards, sixteen year old Elyse Simpson's mix of virile vocals and emotive lyrics create a roaring and juxtaposed style of folk fusion.
With prominent influence from artists Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sufjan Stevens and a classical up bringing, Elyse sparks her music through an eclectic background.
Crooning mantras about self reconnaissance and inner faith, Elyse's sound speaks with a maturity and a sense of nostalgia . Lyrics such as “But now you throw away your convictions like clandestine change.” and “ we're both defensive but can we defend?” lend an ambiguity and create a definitive connection to her audience.
Driven by spirituality, passion, a genuine love and a sultry inclination towards performing, Elyse breathes a sincerity from a melancholic and fiery core.