Belgian drummer Elias Devoldere has been playing clubs and festivals across Europe with several prominent bands (Nordmann, Sumi, Hypochristmutreefuzz, John Ghost, Hast…) for the past ten years. He was also invited to create soundtracks for dance performances and theatre quite often, which in hindsight turns out to have been be the starting point (and inspiration) for his upcoming solo debut. After tinkering with his own music for quite some time, Elias is ready to reveal that long-awaited project.
The blueprint for the lead single Parasites came about on a late winter evening. A salt shaker, wine bottle, and bell provide the foundation for the grainy groove that propels the song. A repetitive guitar and piano increase the tension until the track bursts at the seams and takes on a different guise. Parasites is a song about opportunism, Elias puts himself in the shoes of the culprit.