To be 18, with the world at your feet.
To have a record deal with one of Australia’s leading record labels inked before your 17th birthday, and ride out the last of your teenage years as a pop-star. To watch your first single work its way across the world, while you fly into South-East Asia to film the video for your second. To see your second single become an electro-pop anthem, while sitting in a studio in Los Angeles, working with some of the greatest producers on your third.
It’s the dream of most, if not every, teenage girl: but the life of Elen Levon.
Signed to Ministry of Sound at 16, her debut single ‘Naughty’ was an electric introduction to the starlet, which worked its way through highest rotation across all broadcast formats and into the iPods and music libraries of the nation. At 17, Elen unveiled her sophomore release ‘Like A Girl In Love’ which lived upon the dance floors of the world, crossing over to the radio-waves, the interwebs and beyond, with its enslaving vocal refrain.
Now 18, and hatching the release of her latest single ‘Dancing To The Same Song’, Elen is set to affirm her position atop of the artists to watch in 2012. ‘Dancing To The Same Song’ is one of her own compositions, co-written with pop-electro outfit 3Oh!3 and producer Mark Maxwell in Los Angeles. It’s an electric tale of precluded love, the yearning of the heart, and the connectivity of souls through separation.
Bouncing between studios along the sunset strip, writing with super-producers John Levine (Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez), Rami Afuni (LMFAO, Pixie Lott) and Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jesse McCartney, Brandy, Cheryl Cole), it was a California adventure like no other. It was undoubtedly hard to leave the gated house in ‘the Hills’, Elen has returned to Australia with a superfluity of sounds - and a discographic dossier penned with what is likely to be her first number one record.
Only a year since her live debut at Supafest alongside Snoop Dogg, Taio Cruz and Nelly, Elen has gone on to share stages with LMFAO, Afrojack, Marvin Priest, and Sneaky Sound System. Touring consecutive single launches nationally, rocking Channel [V]’s Youth Week celebrations and jetting to Beijing to perform at the annual Gala World Music Festival, it’s the dream of most, if not every, recording artist: but the life of Elen Levon.
With her next record cued and choreographed, Elen’s focus is international - a teenage girl on a mission to have the world dancing to the same song. Although sounding like a starry-eyed big city dream, a better teenager for the job there is not.