The vocal fragility of Daughter (Elena Tonra) is not to be confused with meekness. It takes guts to sing earnestly, and for this 21 year old songwriter, it can be gut-wrenching. Sparse arrangements make her voice sound all the more dramatic, and she sings about being discarded, love that went wrong, and being reckless. Her song, “youth” has got that anthem quality, in true Florence and the Machine-form. She sings, “one day we’ll reveal the truth” to the sound of anxious percussion and it makes you want to believe her.
Her EP released last November entitled, “The Wild Youth EP” contains song titles like: home, youth, love, and medicine, leading us to believe that it’s not so much a wild temperment – but a wild imagination that she translates through her music. Over the weekend she gave this EP away for free, but you can still enjoy it over at her bandcamp.
Watch a performance of “Youth” in a church, below.