Elijah Connor Cole







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A means of incalculable, of infinite expression

What is your music dream?

to be creative in a way that freshens pop, takes away the loud big and replaces it with high art. Replaces it with hart?

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

wow. If I could erase stupid (as in not intelligent) and ugly (as in the opposite of beauty) and sick (as in not well).

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Time After Time cindy Lauper. I had been removed from the custody of one abusive parent a couple years before the song, placed with another, and returned to the first just after Time after Time was released. I was a bundle of sensitive self pity lol and it was queerly timed for that moment in my life. A close second is her I Drove All Night. The lovely unique not necessarily stated a trillion times in song nature of these Lauper tunes makes me...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Bach, Brahms,Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Mel Torme, Michael Jackson, Sinead O'Connor

What inspires you to make music?

Lifes fecund complexity

What is the message you want to send with your music?

A different more lively vivid future is on the way

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Energized and ready to let it flow through me

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Pop destroys. Pop needs to be revived and covered over with new pop.

What do you think of Drooble?

Freaking adores.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Financial poverty. Wealthy in every possible way but money. Also the way you're supposed to fit a formula for a market. I believe I can create my own market with my own formula (music).

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Been a part of my local edm scene 30 years. I'm only stopping now because the organic scene that never charged me cover because I brought energy with dance every freaking time has been replaced with a business. And here I am using the time to create content.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

A unique sound that eschews formula and has direction. People are energy, the sound that strays from the formula and finds beauty there will be a source.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Blossom Dearie-her voice is so so kitsch. Voice is my primary instrument-I studied vocal performance opera/musical theater at uni.