AboutEli

Three singles three Fridays in a row. Eli's been holding on her songs for a while, and now is the time to share it. From thoughtful Americana ballade to playful country; Eli finally invites us in to her many thoughts and many styles. Her love for Robert Johnson and the old-time blues, her John Mayer-influence, and her Eva Cassidy-like vulnerability. Her foolishness, yet her deep darkness.

Eli Gauden lives on a small farm in a small village on the coast of Norway. During three years in Boston, roots music slowly grew upon Eli and has followed her back to Norway where it now has come to be a unique mix of American roots and indie ballade. By combining the honesty and complexity of her own stories with the simplicity of the roots, she expressed the darkest emotions with an angel-like touch and pulls the listener in. 

"We can't get enough!.” wrote Gas Mask Magazine after the release of Cottonheart. A statement many can agree on. Eli has a grace and naturalness on stage which makes you feel like she absolutely belongs in the venue.

Eli has played festivals and shows in the US, south Europe, and is now centered on the Norwegian music scene. Her latest single, Cottonheart received beautiful reviews nationally and globally and she is now exited and preparing for the release of her third EP, Call my name.

"Eli’s vibe is not angry or bitter; instead she is reflective and self-aware, demonstrating an ability to tap into the raw, and sometimes hard to speak about, feelings of humanity with empathy and compassion."

Indie Spoonful

Mot det minimalistiske arrangementet av låten, med sparsommelige, hviskende gitarer og et og annet elektronisk element, føles Gaudens røst både sart og direkte.

- Bergens Tidene

She has one of the most beautiful voices that we have ever heard in our live

- Cheers to the viking

 

From the moment Eli sings, the room inside your awe-struck heart makes a space for her tender performance.

Please Pass the Indie

Eli’s writing skills are next level.

- Le Future Wave

Though sleepy, though easy-going, moseying its way across the airwaves, Always Hungry is not a track to sleep on. Let it ignite your imagination as it did mine, and listen today.

- Gas Mask Magazine

 

 

© 2016 Eli Gauden 

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