Perth musician Eli Greeneyes has shared a handful of live tracks for the latest instalment of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the great talent emerging from Australian in recent years, then Eli Greeneyes is undoubtedly one name that you need to be across as soon as possible.
Originally from Perth, his musical project was birthed in a small bedroom in Brunswick in Melbourne just last year, with the artist – whose credits include production and vocals alongside hip-hop icon Drapht – unleashing a stellar array of tunes in no time.
Infusing a blistering mix of ’90s-era anthemic Britpop with forward-thinking instrumentation and sharp, emotive lyrics, Eli Greeneyes has swiftly been turning heads with every note he sings. Now, as a prolific year tends to its close, he’s shared a live performance for our ‘In My Room’ series.
Kicking things off with a rendition of recent single “She Don’t Care”, Eli Greeneyes quickly shows why his charismatic approach to music and smooth, powerful voice have made him a favourite amongst music-lovers in no time.
“‘She Don’t Care’ is about someone from my past who came along at a time when I was having a lot of mental health issues,” he explained of the track recently. “Their intentions were extremely different to mine and I was listening to them too much instead of trusting my own intentions and instincts!
“I lost myself. When I wrote it I thought it was their fault, but now I realise that I also played a part in letting it take that direction. I had to write this song to gain back my true ‘not taking shit’ self.”
While “She Don’t Care” is a true stunner, Eli Greeneyes also caps off his performance with a pair of as-yet-unreleased songs, offering up a preview of what’s to come with gorgeous versions of “Flowers” and “Don’t Let Them Know”, cementing his place in Aussie music as one name you need to pay attention to.
Check out Eli Greeneyes’ performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, his latest single, “She Don’t Care”, was released back in September.