Scottish born singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist, and actor Elliot Greer, is absolutely incredible with a stirring reminisce about that feeling you get when you hear a song that means so much on ‘When I Hear Africa by Toto’ (ft. Rose Stoller).
The humming start grabs you closely, not too tight though, as we open the door to a stunning track that will have you holding your special human close or shedding some tears to the one that got away.
A love letter about things that could and should of happened, sent to a lover that he cares for so deeply and wants it to work, so much. She responds with a honey-coated delivery and this is such a beautiful indie-folk song that has ‘classic’ written all over it.
His voice is so gritty and the tone grabs your soul and doesn’t let go ever. This is a true story-teller that speaks from real experiences and the acoustic guitar skills are out of this world good. Her voice quickly joins this vividly-described experience and your heart beats so much faster. She speaks on the ups and downs in the relationship, the smell of the musky memory and the song that you can’t stop listening to. You miss each other and desire that close contact again.
Taken off his debut album ‘Handcrafted’, that was made in 3 bathrooms, 2 closets, and 1 laundry room. This is a self-made and self-produced song that has kept Sterling, Scotland born Elliot busy during this traumatic year. He didn’t just sit and feel sorry for himself after the year was going to be his best ever, instead Elliot made music that is so meaningful. When it gets tough, the tough get going.
‘’Someone once said to me that it’s when you stop looking for something that you finally find it. For years, I felt melodies and vocals come naturally to me. It was always the words I couldn’t find. I knew what I wanted to say. I just didn’t know how to say it.’’-Elliot Greer
New York City based Elliot Greer brings us a stunning blues-filled song full of heartbreak and possibilities on ‘When I Hear Africa by Toto’ (ft. Rose Stoller). This is a track that will you make you miss those memorable moments with that special soul or make you appreciate your partner even more. Life is about living in the moment and not regretting what could have happened; even though it’s much easier said than done.
Hear this wonderful creation on Elliot’s Spotify and see more on his IG.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen