Elea Calvet is a Bristol, UK-based artist. Originally born in Canada and raised in India the young songwriter built her skills for writing through poetry and gained an affinity for artists like Tom Waits and Patti Smith. She effectively wears those influences on her sleeve on her emotive blues and punk rock single “Lust.”
Elea’s got a rich and soulful vocal tone that should serve her well into the future. On “Lust” she comes off urgent, yet vulnerable and for someone 19 she sounds mature. These bellowed vocals blanketed by a moody alt-rock sound. “Lust” builds momentum as acoustic guitars bleed into electric guitars, violins come in, and drums pound more frantically. The tracks got a nice progression to it, and it’s what grabs me most about the song. The tug of war between throwing caution to the wind or using tact when engaging with a new romantic interest or just in life is at the heart of the record lyrically.
“Lust” is a good debut for her and shows a lot of potential for what she can be as an artist. It’s emotional, and also strong musically. I think her vocals could be a bit clearer and controlled, but that’s something that will come with experience. Elea Calvet is surely an artist to keep tabs on.