Who, exactly, is Elliphant? A free spirit, for one, and someone that has gleefully stumbled into a promising pop career. Here are five wild declarations the singer-songwriter made during a stop by Billboard’s New York offices last month
In the three short years that the Stockholm-born, Los Angeles-based beauty has been making dubstep-and-reggae-infused pop and rap she’s already worked with Diplo, Skrillex and Dr. Luke, the writer/producer behind countless Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus chart-toppers. A rough-and-tumble, lyrical punch slinger, Ellie, as her devotees call her, is out to prove that Scandinavian girls with big earrings and bigger dreams do it better and badder. She’s currently in New York on tour with fellow electro-pop bad girl Charli XCX, no doubt wreaking havoc.