Swedish artist Elina (real name Elina Stridh) debuts new single “Free.”
The song is the singer/songwriter’s first new song since her May 2019 debut EP, In Hindsight.
“I had a bittersweet feeling writing ‘Free.’ We tend to live our lives in all places but the present, chasing after everything we don’t have and forgetting what’s right in front of our eyes. The story of the song is about losing yourself in the memories of a love that has ended, wishing you’d seen the beauty of it while it was still yours. Love is never easy or flawless, but you had a true version of it. In the rearview mirror, you’re looking back at it with different eyes knowing that being with this person was the greatest freedom of all.”
Prior to releasing her solo work, Elina wrote for artists such as Zara Larsson, Astrid S, Maroon 5, and SZA.
“I had written a few songs I really loved but hadn’t been picked up by any artist, so I decided to release them myself. Creating this artist ‘persona’ and everything is still very alien but making music on my own terms has been such a healing experience.”