Indie rockers El Libero unveil new single and video, ‘Butterfly’
Friday 24th April 2015 | Ayo
Emerging indie band El Libero are four musician friends based in London, but originating from Dublin, Aberdeen and Bulgaria. Crafting music that melds vibrant indie rock, folk, pop and a hint of soul, El Libero are made up of Dublin-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Eoghan Gallagher, vocalists Niamh O’Reilly also from Dublin and Emaé from Aberdeen, and drummer Hristo Dushev from Bulgaria.
Teaming up with acclaimed producer and engineer Kenny Jones, El Libero will be releasing their debut EP Above on June 15. Along with their EP announcement, the 4-piece indie rockers are proud to unveil ‘Butterfly’, the first single, accompanied by a mesmerising music video, directed by Speeding Films’ Torstein Jacobsen.
Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her 2011 biography Metamorphosis, El Libero’s ‘Butterfly’ is a celebration and appreciation of strength and hope in the face of personal darkness and despair. Life-affirming as it is restless in parts, the new El Libero single is a rousing call to arms in true indie fashion, as it wills its listener to “keep that light on, ‘coz it radiates the darkest skies”, backed by a glorious backdrop of experimental guitar effects and an infectious groove on drums and bass.
Blending memorable melodies and buoyant guitar arrangements, with captivating vocals and contemplative songwriting dexterity, El Libero aren’t just another new indie band. This 4-piece are the real deal, and have a growing reputation for boisterous live performances - having already conquered the Royal Albert Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall and the Royal Opera House along their way, there’s no wonder El Libero are already drawing comparisons to legends such as Fleetwood Mac, Snow Patrol and The Swell Season.