Distraction (Acoustic Version)
RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
This might be the easiest five stars that I’ve ever dished out.
I’ve never met Laura Keane (aka ELKAE) a day in my life, but I love her! She is an electronic soul artist, songwriter, and producer that has a mesmerizing voice and a spirit that will slam dunk on weaker spirits. If you have time, I highly recommend that you listen to ELKAE’s latest EP Girls Like You Like Me. If you only have a few minutes to spare, I recommend that you give her “Distraction” single (The acoustic version) a shot.
In “Distraction,” ELKAE talks about dealing with a girl that is like a Philly Cheesesteak: Bad for her health. Below is how she describes the song in her own words:
I wrote Distraction when I’d come out of a long term relationship that was pretty safe and healthy overall but not what I was looking for in the end. I started talking to this girl, neither of us were looking for anything serious, but there was definitely moments of connection where real feelings were starting to show. The thing is I knew this wasn’t exactly safe, you know when you can just tell someone is trouble, but you can’t help yourself? It was like that.
So, what makes “Distraction” a gem? Well, personally, I love how ELKAE explains her sticky situation to us using intoxicating melodies, a diverse and passionate vocal performance, and lyrics that you can tell came directly from her heart. After you are done listening to the song, you might seek out a troubled relationship just because she makes hers sound so intriguing.
“Distraction” is far from a distraction (Who would’ve thunk it?).
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.