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Elita “Bangs Like a Fairy on Acid” in Eclectic New Track

The ethereal third single from rising star, Elita, has arrived, complete with metallic synths and otherwordly vocals.

The alternative-pop act have carved their own corner of the internet in recent years, revelling in the celebration of sex-positivism and fairie-like aesthetics. They’ve built a steady following for their elaborate (yet homemade) visuals and an off-kilter string of exuberant, glitchy singles. After a series of songs released since 2018, Elita has become a household name on TikTok and is finally gearing up for their debut album Dynasia, releasing tomorrow.

“She Bangs Like a Fairy on Acid” is a brazen highlight from their forthcoming LP, utilizing its dreamlike production to its full potential. Detailing a hazy trip in the forest, written whilst “try[ing] mushrooms for the first time.” The song descends into a feeling of euphoria after its protagonist narrates: “We’re naked on the ground / The creatures gather round / A mushroom to my right / I smile and take a bite.”

The euphony of synths and harps set the scene of the song: an encounter with a drug-dealing fairy. The creature promises to “make [her] dreams come true”, causing Elita to hallucinate “Petals melt off her skin / My head it starts to spin.” Inspired by Elita’s feeling of “living in a little fairy world,” the group has unleashed yet another electronic-kissed, ornate song to their repertoire.

Its lead singer, named Elita herself, guest starred on Melanie Martinez’s visual album K-12, expanding her band’s audience even wider than ever before. “She Bangs Like a Fairy on Acid” is available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.

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Cameron Landry

Cameron Landry is a former journalism student at The George Washington University, and a current writer for Alchemical Records. He’s shared a passion for music journalism for several years, and focused much of his reporting as an undergraduate on how independent music venues have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Washington, DC, Cameron can often be found at local concerts (and record stores!) in the district.

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As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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