Song You Need to Know: Elissa Mielke, ‘Kind of Thing’

Song You Need to Know: Elissa Mielke, ‘Kind of Thing’
Los Angeles-via-Canada singer-songwriter Elissa Mielke hardly shies away from alluding to her deeply religious upbringing on “Kind of Thing,” the first single from her gorgeous Finally EP. Her lyrics more oblique than autobiographical, though, taking on a character who’s “the kind of thing I used to sing about.”

“Here I find myself thinking/What if you are exiled/For my presumably sinful way of living/When I really am the freest of them all,” she sings in breathy tones that belie and counterbalance her defiant stance. That tension — hushed,
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