Elly Low

Hailing from Atlanta, singer/songwriter Elly Low exudes a cool, moody style that’s tinged with Southern charm. A little bit Amy Winehouse, a little bit Lana Del Rey, her look serves 1960s mod, and her music is reminiscent of simpler times, yet refreshingly new.

Low’s debut single, “I’m Afraid,” was executive produced by the legendary Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick), and produced by Raoul K. Douglas discovered Low by happenstance while traveling through Georgia and was taken by her talent and star power. Low was the first artist signed to Douglas’ record label, Confidential Records, founded in 2022.

“Elly sent me a few demos, and I was knocked out,” said Douglas. “I immediately offered her a development deal. She has a modern sound in an earthy, bluesy, Georgia kind of way. ‘I’m Afraid’ is the first of what’s going to be many songs coming from this uniquely talented singer/songwriter.”

“I’m Afraid” is a catchy jazz-pop track that explores the relatable vulnerability and uncertainty of falling in love. Like many of Low’s songs, the lyrics unfold like a daydream or a peek into her diary—thoughtful and introspective, but real and unpretentious. With soulful, crooning vocals, Low floats over the lilting track in her own jazzy time. It’s produced with intention but maintains a raw, unprocessed feel.

In the “I’m Afraid” music video, Low, clad in vintage, sips a Manhattan at a sultry speakeasy, then drafts a typewritten letter at a mid-century loft fitted with geometric wallpaper and a swiveling ball chair. The video captures Low’s effortless cool-factor, retro sensibilities, and magnetic mystique.

Voted “Best Musician New to Atlanta” by Creative Loafing, Low’s a rising star whose music has been featured in prominent films and national commercials. Her co-writers include Big Machine’s Sara Davis (GAYLE) and Scott Mulvahill (H.E.R.).

Low grew up in a musical home, her father an established musician, engineer, and producer. She cultivated her sound while living at the historic 368 Ponce (formerly the “Big House on Ponce”), a renowned Atlanta artist collective, where she found inspiration in collaborating with creatives from all over the world. Some of Low’s influences include Cat Power, Feist, The Beatles, and Billie Holiday.

“I’m Afraid,” released under Confidential Records, sets the stage for Elly Low’s upcoming EP, also produced by Jack Douglas, expected later this year.