If I had to pick one word to describe Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Erin Harrington, aka Miss Elm, it would have to be versatile. She’s just released her brand new single ‘Pippi Long’, and it’s “a little different” from her previous electro-pop banger ‘Houdini’. Returning back to her roots, and armed with her trusty ukulele, Miss Elm has produced a beautifully folksy, poppy, and nostalgia-laced little number.
‘Pippi Long’ was born when the musician took a getaway to Tasmania and was overwhelmed by its magnificence. She wanted to create a message around our planet’s beauty and the need to protect it, but also about reconnecting and nurturing one’s inner child. “Oh, there’s magic in your eyes, don’t know if it’s bad or nice,” she sings. “Oh, you’ll travel far and wide, to find truth inside.” We at Indie Top 39 are falling pretty hard for this talented songstress, and think you will too!
‘Pippi Long’ is a beautifully folksy, poppy, and infectious tune from a seriously gifted songwriter.Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
In short… it means perseverance and playfulness.
The song found me in a time where I was on a songwriting hiatus. It had been several months since I had touched my ukulele and I sat down to noodle out some tunes. This song came through and I feel as though it was my inner child talking to me. It was my way of coming back home to my true essence.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
With people who might have lost themselves along the way with whatever life has thrown at them. And provide the comfort that everything will be OK. Connect with nature and listen to yourself and you’ll be alright.
Which Netflix series or movie would you like your music to be featured in?
I’ve always had dreams of my songs making it into a fantasy series or soul-searching movies such as Sabrina, Luna Nera, Eat Pray Love etc.
Please finish the sentence – Music to me is…
Being truly connected to myself and the outside world. It’s my way of life and is my oxygen.
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