Heartfelt and candid, soaked in childhood memories of her native land and the sea, the music of Elis Lovrić conjures profound emotions by means of her captivating voice and a guitar. This gifted Croatian singer - songwriter, actress and poet explores the rich musical tradition of her native land, blending acoustic guitar, traditional instrumentation and contemporary production in a deeply personal, evocative sound. Singing in her local dialect, but also in English, Italian, German and Portuguese, Elis believes that one language connects us all: it's the language of the soul, expressed through music.
The album "Merika", written and performed by Elis, is a blend of soulful folk with a pop sensibility, ancestral sounds and modernity, inner journeys and outer landscapes. With her unique voice and intimate songwriting, Elis takes her audience through the landscape of her native region (Istria, a region located in the North - West of Croatia), but also on a journey within themselves: "to allow yourself to journey within your soul, is to travel the whole world".
"Merika" is Elis' first studio project; released as a CD, the album contains 11 songs and the bonus track 'O Canto do Mar', sang in Portuguese. During a series of concerts in Sao Paulo in 2015, the enthusiastic response of the Brazilian audience to her music motivated Elis to release a track in Portuguese, and to publish the lyrics of her upcoming solo album 'Kanat Od Mora' in Portuguese.
released May 11, 2017
All songs by: Elis Lovrić
Except: Music on 3 by Amir Hodžić
Lyrics on 10 by Daniel Načinović
Produced by Elis Lovrić & Matej Zec
Recorded & mixed by Matej Zec at G.I.S. studio, Kastav
track 9 (recorded at Studio Partyzan, Pula by D. P. Tone),
tracks 9 and 10 (piano recorded at Soul Studios London by Dina Rizvic)
Elis Lovrić – all lead & back vocals, guitars, mouth organ, djembe on 8.
Dina Rizvić – piano on 1, 4, 8, 9, 10.
Bika Blasko – cello on 1, voices on 4, djembe on 4.
Petar Kovačić – cello on 2, 5, 11, 12.
Matej Zec – voices on 3.
O canto do mar - Translated by Milan Puh
Design by Matjaž Ferenc
Photography by Vedran Pogorilić
Published by Akcent studio
Elis Lovrić is a Croatian singer - songwriter, actress and poet. With her unique voice, intimate songwriting and a guitar,
Elis blends soulful folk with a pop sensibility, ancestral sounds and modernity, inner journeys with the outer landscapes of her beautiful native region, Istria....more