Elms is the brand new, moody music project from the heads and hearts of Chelsey Cope (vocals), Michael Bewley (bass), Billy Reid (drums) and Chavez Soliz (guitar). Here’s your exclusive first listen to a track from the band’s upcoming EP “Parallel Lines.”
It’s remarkable what a difference two years can make.
I spoke over the phone Sunday with Elms frontwoman Chelsey Cope (who was braving a cold in this summer heat) and, she said she’s been reflecting on her 2012 solo effort “A Deeper Root.” She switched back and forth between “Root” and the “Parallel Lines.” That’s when she noticed something.
“Changing and growing is the key to getting better,” Cope said.
Cope said she’s matured as a musician since the former EP, but it’s safe to say her music has always had a mature slant. It’s pretty heavy but not overbearing. She’s a thinker’s rock star and now she’s teamed up with a band to match the gravity of her subject matter.
You could call “Burn” a show-off track. Cope said it’s the catchiest, most upbeat offering on the EP and highlights the band’s talents. It’s also an example of a song that the band built together. Elms will hit the road on a few touring dates in Texas this year in hopes of a making a serious go with this project.
Kudos to Trent Bell for recording another this local album. Cope estimated physical copies of “Parallel Lines” will be available by September 20. Also, you can catch Elms at the Society’s anniversary party on August 11.