If a camel is horse designed by committee, then what does that make an elliphant… the same committee designing a pop-star? Looking over the writing and production credits for Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter’s – otherwise known as Elliphant – debut album, Living Life Golden, over 20 individuals are given
a nod for song-writing, and 16 producers are named in the liner notes, with Sony Music’s golden boy, Dr. Luke, taking the helm as Executive Producer. All for 12 songs; sounds like a committee to me, and the label evidently wasn’t worried about having too many cooks in the kitchen. With the involvement of so many, it’s actually surprising that Living Life Golden is as coherent as it is.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 4th April 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.