Elliphant has been slowly establishing her brand of subversive pop as indelible, thanks to singles like "Down on Life" and "Love Me Badder." We caught up with the Stockholm singer at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and got the details on two of her coolest connections.
"Diplo was the first person that picked up about Elliphant and started to spread the word," she says of the producer, who worked on her forthcoming Living Life Golden album. "Suddenly phone calls came from all over. I ended up in L.A., met with Dr. Luke, signed with that, and here I am doing music, touring; provocative pop, that's what I'm creating."
She also says seeing a concert by Big Freedia, who features on her latest single "Club Now Skunk" (below), made her set on collaborating with the bounce star:
"We met in Washington D.C. I had my show and straight after the show jumped into a cab, got there, struggled ourselves into this really small, 300-person venue, just stood there and got to see 30 minutes of one of the best shows I've seen in my life. I was a groupie all over! I was buying her T-shirt, I took pictures, all that stuff. When I came back to L.A., I said, 'This is one I want to work with'" and I had to chance to do one session with her. I wanted have her and me bouncing to each other."
Watch the full interview above for more from Elliphant on "Club Now Skunk," her upcoming album and more. Don't miss all of our on-the-ground coverage from Voodoo 2015 right here.