Ourselves The Elves is a quartet from Manila, Philippines, who make really nice indiepop with some folk influences. They state clearly in their biography that they are not real elves. That disappointed me a bit, because real elves would have been very cool. Their new single, “Longing for” is a gorgeous melancholic indiepop-song, where everything just works. The aching chorus line “I’ve never loved you more, than when you went away” stays in your head, and the sliding opening guitar sets you in the perfect mood for what’s to come. Great melody and lovely vocals and guitars.
They have a new fan in me now.
The song is the first single from their upcoming EP “Geography Lessons”, which is up for pre-order now on Bandcamp, and is officially out 10. October.