San Francisco native and Los Angeles-based singer songwriter Elise Go shares her latest single “Undefined (Don’t Call Me),” following-up a successful 2020 that saw a string of singles and an appearance as the Pop Princess on FOX’s music game show, I Can See Your Voice, hosted by Korean-American comedian Ken Jeong.
The track’s bright and strong-willed nature carries onward from heartbreak into an anthemic pop blessing, gloriously hearing Elise stepping into a new light. Written and co-produced by the artist alongside Benji Cormack of slenderbodies, “Undefined” swoons with an insatiable nu-disco funk sound, authentic, crisp horns, and Elise’s dynamic pop cadence.
“‘Undefined’ is my f*ck you song,” says Elise. “In the wake of social media, we are connected as ever, but also disconnected as ever. I wrote this song about the vague bubble so many people choose to stay in, which is really a manipulative way to play the field, but still have options at your beck and call. After all, if you were never really together, was it even heartbreak? I wrote this song of my frustration in being in a situation like this and because I was gaslit in my experience, music was the safest place for me to voice how I felt.”
The artist sharply moves throughout the duration of the track and organically delivers a resignation of security from another. Elise vocally stuns, hushing pop naysayers, which is no surprise noting the artist’s rich background in music.
“The chords, melody, and lyrics came together so quickly as I processed my emotions in real time,” continues Elise. “When I brought the song to Benji, he formed an explosive drop with this sick bass line. I took Benji’s dope production and sat with it for a while. I was feeling very inspired by Earth, Wind, and Fire at the time, so I sequenced some horn lines for the last chorus. I showed the song to my talented trombonist friend, Ethan Santos, and he offered to play live horns after hearing the fake ones. We ended up recording a full horn section, which was truly the cherry on top of this record.”
The track’s origins may have been hurtful, but breaking out with a certified bop on top of an ongoing successful career— it’s safe to say Elise has the last laugh.
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