Norwegian Singer-Songwriter Elizabeth Kostova Debuts New Single ‘Traffic’
Tuesday 20th October 2015 | Ayo
Introducing Norwegian singer-songwriter Elizabeth Kostova with her brand new single ‘Traffic’, taken from her debut EP, due to be drop in 2016. Collaborating with Sony/ATV producer OD Hunte (Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis, Fleur, EA Sports), ‘Traffic’ comes on the back of Kostova’s last single ‘We’re Going Down’ which was released in August to rave reviews and critical acclaim from Nordic tastemakers Neufutur, POPMAG,Celtica and Aurgasm among others.
Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Keys and more recently Emeli Sandé, Kostova began playing the piano aged four, and began to tune her singing voice by the time she was seven. Winning Norway’s ‘Idol Junior’ in 2007, and ‘Det Store Korslaget (The Great Choirs)’ in 2010 with Norwegian rock veteran Åge Sten Nilsen, Kostova launched her solo career soon after, and went on her first nationwide tour across Norway in 2012.
Fast forward to 2015 and Elizabeth Kostova is proud to be bringing her own unique and exciting brand of Nordic Pop Soul music to the UK, first with the well-received ‘We’re Going Down’, and now with buzzing new single ‘Traffic’. The new release is accompanied by a moving and cinematic video, shot on location in North London, which brings the single alive.
According to Kostova, ‘Traffic’ is “reflecting on a broken relationship, ‘stuck in traffic’ symbolises the inner confusion and questions about why the relationship fell apart. The record speaks on the need to break out of a bad situation, to free yourself and get over the person that broke your heart”.