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Elliot Wren

ElliotWren is a pop indie singer-songwriter from the Boston area. They identify as non-binary & use they/them pronouns.

Elliot has been writing for over ten years, with their biggest influences being Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne, Melanie Martinez, Miley Cyrus & Alexi Blue. Now 20 years old, ElliotWren has already established themselves as a respected independent artist in Boston, performing with other local artists & organizing singer-songwiter events. In 2019, they performed in over 40 tour stops with All You Got Tour for performers aged 24 and under, and performed at First Night Boston.

Their freshman and sophomore singles, RIP My Diary and Good Luck were greeted with overwhelmingly positive praise from multiple publications for their raw lyrical style and expressive sound.

Their newest single, “Girl In The Flower Patch” will be available on all streaming platforms on 8/20/2. This new song is a brand new vibe for Elliot and leans more on the folky story telling genre. They also have their sights set on an album release in early 2022.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

I would say authentic, emotional, and down-to-earth.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

I've been creating music in one form or another since I was 9, and my favorite part about it hasn't changed. It's always been writing. I love telling stories. I love how you get to weave words together and create something entirely new, something that might even help people who are going through similar struggles.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

I get to work with the incredible Brad Young. I've been working with him since I was 12. I've grown a lot under his guidance. Being in the studio always involves pushing myself and finding new ways to bring life to my music, something I couldn't do without someone like Brad.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

I am a college student so when school isn't out, that takes up most of my time. Apart from that, I love the fantasy genre in all forms, whether that comes in the form of books, shows, video games, etc. I also love being out in nature. It's extremely grounding.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

From my local Boston music scene, I would say Amanda McCarthy. She writes about her experiences too, and she puts a lot of herself into her work. I can also appreciate that she is very authentic, something I always strive for in my work and in my personal life.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

This song isn't released yet, but it's off of an upcoming album. The entire album is more emotional and personal than anything I've written before, but I would have to pick Queen Of Hell. It's about an abuser who dragged me down so far. Left in the aftermath, I had to embrace the terrible hand I was given. It captures a lot of the spite I felt for this person and the self-hatred I felt over letting myself trust them. It also captures the desperation I felt at the time to have any control over my life. I wrote it a year ago and it still makes me cry when I sing it.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

As I've mentioned, I have an album I will be starting to record shortly. It is my favorite thing I've ever created, and I can't wait to see it come to life and bring it to the public.

Tell us where fans can access your music.




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