"Gauden’s vocal qualities fit perfectly in, stroking softly the listener’s ears, as a mother would do with her children," said Your Ears on Music about Eli's latest EP Call My Name.
Indeed, Eli's Eva Cassidy-like vulnerability and sincerity is what grabs you in and leave you wanting more. There is an open, honest value to Eli’s songwriting which immediately offers a cathartic release to her music. Guitar roots and open tuning allow for a delta-blues vibe whilst the vocals carry a sweet clarity that resonates within the listener.
Eli Gauden lives on a small farm in a small village(Norheimsund) 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 expresses the darkest emotions with an angle-like touch.
"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 EP, Call my name. single, Cottonheart received beautiful reviews nationally and globally and she is now preparing for the fall and a new series of concerts. For booking, reach out HERE.
"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."
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