Song of the Day: Elia - Libertad, Cultura, Fe

Local Music, Song of the Day, El Sonido
10/28/2016
KEXP
Elia with Chilly // photo by Alan Lawrence

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Latin American artists, as selected by Chilly, host of El Sonido.

Elia - Libertad, Cultura, Fe (MP3)

Chilly's pick for today is "Libertad, Cultura, Fe" by Elia from his 2016 self-released album, Futuro Humano. Says Chilly...

Seattle's Ignacio Izquierdo started the musical project Elia Liut when living in Ecuador. His father was an Ecuadorian diplomat and so he traveled quite a bit as a child, also living in Italy and the Unites States. The first two EPs that were created in Quito featured songs in English, but when Ignacio moved to the Pacific Northwest he continued the project this time penning the lyrics in Spanish. The first EP from the newly reinvented Elia was a wonderful set of moving indie rock with a somewhat basic guitar, bass, drums (played by Michael Lerner from Telekinesis) sound. After playing a live set for KEXP Elia was once again reinvented. The debut LP Futuro Humano finds Elia sonically filled out - it's a thick, shimmering and driving synth pop dreamland. I'm so glad this is happening right here in my backyard.

Find out more about Elia on his Facebook page. For now, watch the session Ignacio performed in the KEXP live room earlier this year:

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