#206 Elephant – Shapeshifter

It’s one of the oldest cliches going that unhappy people make beautiful art, so perhaps we should be grateful for the fractious nature of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck’s relationship. Such was the breakdown between the pair that Elephant threatened to be one of the great unfulfilled talents until they reconciled late last year. All of that history is poured into their latest single, the luxurious, hazily nostalgic and utterly, utterly beautiful ‘Shapeshifter’, out in November. Who knows whether the pair will stick it out until a scheduled album in 2014 – so perhaps it’s best just to enjoy it while it lasts.