With their last single "In Flames" they take the home country of the singer Pike critically under the magnifying glass, and with the new single "Europa" the home continent of Eli and Van is in their sights.
Realistic, sarcastic, politically neutral and seen from a bird's eye view, they describe the current situation in Europe and the European Union. Of course, the (re)planned Brexit also plays a role, but you don't let yourself be carried away to any trend-setting statements that could push the band into a political corner.
Matching this theme, the single "England" - an interpretation of the Cradle of Haze song released this year - can be found on the "B-side" of the single, which zooms in on a small part of Europe already separated from nature and deals with the chaos on a sung island in a rough and blunt way.
Eli van Pike deliver two strong Gothic Rock songs, which go through tight beat and speed to the front to take the listener immediately on the journey. The whole thing is rounded off by the skilful interplay of hard guitars, synthesizer arpeggios, orchestra and synthesizer surfaces as well as orchestral background music and interludes.
"What's happening in Europe today is a topic that everyone is actually occupied with. There are very many ways of looking at things and approaches, but in principle everyone wants the same thing. To thematize something like this in one or more songs is difficult and a degree hike but to keep important things quiet is not an option for us", says Thorsten Eligehausen - founder, producer and singer of Eli van Pike and Cradle of Haze.
The single "Europa" will be available from 31.10.2019 on all known online platforms.
released October 31, 2019
Music: Marc Vanderberg & Thorsten Eligehausen
Lyrics: Marc Vanderberg & Thorsten Eligehausen
Eli van Pike are:
Thorsten ELIgehausen - Vocals, Keys, Programing
Marc VANderberg - Guitars, Programing
Ken PIKE - Vocals