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Anastasia Elliot's "La Petite Mort": An Album That has Goosebumps Erupting along your arms.



Nashville-based Anastasia Elliot is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with as she constantly pushes the norms of the music and art industry. From her distinctive style to her raw and powerful music, Elliot certainly knows how to keep her audience hooked at first glance. The singer-songwriter slash visual artist kickstarted her musical journey in the latter half of the previous decade, releasing several outstanding tunes along the way, including notable singles like "London" and "The Boy Who Cried Love." Her latest album “La Petite Mort” or “The Little Death” in French, delves into her relationship with the phases of trauma and rebirth that followed her plane crash in 2013.


The album commences with the track “Cigarettes and Gasoline”, a hauntingly beautiful and raw track that sets the tone for the rest of the musical journey. This soul-stirring composition will leave listeners besotted by Elliot’s powerful yet soothing voice as she croons softly to her lover. As Elliot sings, “Good night love. Don’t worry I won’t make a sound. Goodbye love. I’ll be gone when the sun comes back around, she weaves a tale of bittersweet departure and the clandestine allure of the night.


Her next track, “Crash Landing”, explores themes of reawakening and rebirth as she sings about second chances. The music starts with gentle and smooth notes in the initial minute before gradually gaining momentum and ultimately surging into an exciting crescendo. This track is both peppy and energetic as the music rises and falls at regular intervals as Elliot keeps pace with her powerful voice.


“Crash Landing” is followed by “London”, one of her more well-known tracks. Listeners can hear the emotion in Elliot’s voice as she tells a tale of a connection from a past life. The song comes to life with soulful melodies and a hint of drama. Starting with a pop-tinged opening, the song showcases Anastasia's commanding vocals and the gritty intensity of her voice.


Another captivating gem in the album is "Bones," introduced by the rhythmic strumming of the guitar. Elliot raises thought-provoking questions about the concept of love, addressing an unseen recipient. Bones takes on somewhat of a more conventional sound with hints of pop seeping into the music.


Of course, we mustn’t skip the title track of the album i.e. “La Petite Mort”. The entirely instrumental track treats listeners to an auditory delight. Starting with slow repetitive music, the track is haunting and eerie, leaving shovers crawling down your spine. One can almost feel the suspense and thrill course through this short but intense track.


La Petite Mort’’ lays the foundation for the following track, “In the Dark”, which has a similar vibe to its predecessor. Woven with sensual lyrics and an intoxicating beat, Elliot’s voice steadily rises into the chorus, singing about haunting memories. The tune is both catchy and melodic, moving at its own deliberate pace.


The album ends with the last song, “GOOD”, a perfect summarisation of each of the tracks in the album. The song is both stirring and soothing, allowing listeners to keenly sense the profound sadness and unfiltered emotion conveyed through Elliot's vocal delivery. While the track may appear deceptively simple initially, it gradually unveils layers of depth and complexity, leaving a lasting impression that lingers in the hearts and minds of its audience.


In summary, "La Petite Mort" transcends the realm of a mere musical masterpiece; it unfolds as a compelling narrative, with each song akin to a new chapter in Anastasia Elliot's life story. Listeners will find the album similar to reading a new book, each chapter tells a new story.


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