Indie electronic producer and artist Elohim has come a long way since her "Xanax" days when she had shyly made a name for herself behind her signature shield of hair obscuring half her face. Reintroducing herself in fully-saturated color for "Good Day Bad Day," she takes on both the highs and the lows that have become increasingly familiar in 2020.
Elohim has a newfound confidence, singing "My anxiety hits differently cause I know that I'm insane," conveying a degree self-acceptance that has become increasingly prominent in her recent works. She is animated, contemplative, carefree, and consequently fully present. "Slow motion is better than no motion at all," she sings as she denies a concoction of mind-altering drugs that allude to her past.
Elohim's raw vulnerability has garnered her a fiercely loyal fanbase over the years, one that is unified by the mutual goal of helping one another overcome their struggles. Having always explored the depths of her own psyche, from hallucinations to crippling anxiety, she offers a way for her fans to connect with her on a personal level, and "Good Day Bad Day" doesn't disappoint, reinforcing her commitment to telling it like it is.
When she first adopted the moniker, the name Elohim empowered her to be someone that could do anything and face her fears. But as she's matured, it's clear her persona becomes her true identity, as Elohim has learned to embrace herself and emerge with a strength and independence that comes through facing your own demons.
The trippy effects and surreal visuals from her earlier works have been abandoned for the simple but hopeful reminder that anything can happen. With a groovy baseline that mimics the unpredictable ebb and flow of mind-bending dissociations, "Good Day Bad Day" acknowledges the lack of control we all have over our lives, but it chooses to jump in with an infectious optimistic chorus anyway.
"When you're in the trenches, it can be hard to see how bad things really are, but I often say you have to go through it to get through it." While her mental health can overwhelm her even on the best of days, Elohim's newfound perspective demonstrates a self-acceptance that acknowledges that while every moment may not be a win, to keep moving forward is the only way to declare victory.
"Good Day Bad Day" is out everywhere now.