Engine (feat. Elissa LeCoque of Kodacrome)

by ELYXR

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ELYXR is a brand new collaborative-band concocting modern synthpop potions. Spearheaded by Seattle-based electronic music songwriter/producer Kasson Crooker (Symbion Project, Freezepop, Rocococo), ELYXR will release a string of singles summer 2017 (and beyond!), each a collaboration with a different singer/songwriter.

The debut track “Engine” was co-written with Elissa LeCoque of the Brooklyn indie-electronic act Kodacrome and features Elissa’s distinct vocal stylings.

Kasson met Elissa when he opened for Kodacrome in Brooklyn with his cinematic downtempo band Symbion Project, and knew immediately that they should collaborate on a song together. "Engine" is a hybrid of Kasson & Elissa's pop sensibilities. The track demonstrates their collective passion for layered melodies, winding synthesized progressions, and ardent belief that sometimes you just have to dance off the sadness.

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you didn't know it at the time
but i had an engine sputtering within me
and i had a pulse
you could have called it something else
but i had a hope muttering within me

and it wasn't false

he had an orchestra inside of him
quelling the messiah, cutting through the quiet
splitting through the fog
he cast a villain on the timpani
drowning out the hero
sounding an alarm bell

and it wasn't false

two lines in the void running similar directions
can go on forever without making Xs
it's more geometric than it ever was tragic
boxed up like a present from onset to ending

it seemed like such good planning at the time...

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released June 2, 2017
Written by K.Crooker (BMI) & E.LeCoque (BMI) // Performed by ELYXR // Publishing & copyright by Speed of Dark Music

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ELYXR is a collaborative-band concocting modern synthpop potions. Spearheaded by Seattle-based electronic music songwriter/producer Kasson Crooker (Symbion Project, Freezepop), ELYXR released a string of singles in 2017-18 and debut album in July 2019. Each song is a collaboration with a different singer/songwriter. ... more

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