New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
New York-born, Nashville-based electro-pop songstress, Eulene, is set to release her second single, 'Megalomaniac', from her highly anticipated upcoming self-titled EP via GoGoLove Records on 7th June. Previous self-titled album Eulene was mixed by Grammy-nominated mix engineer Erik Madrid (ZAYN, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Kiiara, 30 Seconds to Mars, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Kygo) and premiered on Clash
Magazine. 'Momma' was composed and produced alongside prolific songwriter Angelo
Petraglia who has worked extensively with global rock phenomenon Kings
of Leon for which he wrote and produced many of their albums.
Eulene's early creativity was informed by her New York City upbringing, where her photographer grandmother had a studio in the world-famous Carnegie Hall. Her grandmother's fascinating subjects, including a variety of artists, actors, dancers, singers and models from Verushka to Bela Lugosi to June Carter Cash, textured her childhood. With parents who were both lovers of the arts and music, Eulene's family would often make trips to Cajun music festivals and the Carter Family Fold. Her father, who played guitar, was an early instructor in music, teaching her songs by Hank Williams Sr and Bill Monroe. Eulene participated in the youth choir and theatre at the culturally diverse Riverside Church before formalizing her love for performance and the stage by attending and graduating from the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase, while simultaneously studying classical voice.
Eulene's free-spirited approach to music is reminiscent of groundbreaking acts like Björk, M.I.A.
and Lorde. Eulene's electro-alt-pop sound can be compared to the dark undertones of Grimes, the dance-inducing vocal hooks of Robyn, and the trendy St Vincent
while still incorporating more experimental elements that you would find in an artist like Son Lux.
On the infectiously ominous 'Megalomaniac,' Eulene pairs industrial hits against an abstract vocal flow. 'Megalomaniac' marches on with catchy guitar riffs and a pulsing bassline bristling beneath the simple beat. Eulene's vocal ability definitely takes centre stage as she exhibits a range of vocal stylings and phrasing that, alongside the rhythms of the track, perfectly captures the songs thematic bend. The result is something both menacing and seductive. It is evident that Eulene aims to break the boundaries of any genre she tackles, stepping away from her writing defaults and comfort zones to create this bold new record.
Eulene had the following to say about the single: "Megalomaniac is about excess. The excess of wealth and power...the excess of a dose that poisons."