Eleni Drake – ‘Rookie’

Eleni Drake shares new single ‘Rookie’

Elani Drake
Eleni Drake image via Georgia Walters

Elani Drake continues her high output 2023 with her third single of 2023.

British singer-songwriter Eleni Drake today releases her new single ‘Rookie,” the latest taste of her upcoming album Surf the Sun out May 19th via her own Vanilla Sky Recordings. The track is a soulful endeavor that balances new with old to simple perfection.

Speaking more on the inspiration behind the new single “Rookie”, Eleni Drake said:

“I wrote Rookie with a sense of openness and relief in mind. The song itself is actually about wanting to feel freedom, but also feeling like I had to stay because of relationships I had in and around my life, and once I gained the courage to make the decision to leave, a wave of liberation followed with it. I pulled inspiration from Billy Swan and Jefferson Airplane, with the song swimming in harmonies, but keeping the beat and structure of the song simple. When it came to the production, I wanted the song to have one guitar pretty much repeating throughout – something catchy but free-flowing simultaneously.”

Eleni Drake’s new album Surf the Sun is out May 19th via Vanilla Sky Recordings. New single ‘Rookie’ is out now.

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