‘Elephants’ is the title track of In The Valley Below‘s new EP and it’s beautiful. I enjoyed the whole record overall, but this song really stuck out for me.
It shows the ability of this pop duo to move away from the vitality of previous tracks to adopt a more minimalist approach, that simmers down the energy and draws the EP to a stunning conclusion.
I feel the simplicity of the song is what really evokes the emotion from beginning to end. There is a lustrous tone of sensuality under the haziness of the overall ambiance, enhanced only by the elegant harmonies of two voices that were absolutely made for each other. Everything about this track makes for a perfect ballad and a lovely ending to a very good EP.