Perth electronic artist and producer Elk Road (Rory Garton Smith) is back with a new track 'Ghost', a collaboration with US vocalist Jes, through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. 'Ghost' premiered last night on triple j via Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite.
"I got the vocal from Jes around the start of the year and thought it was the best vocal I'd ever heard. I wrote on it constantly on planes all around Australia and the world. The final version of the song was finished backstage in Mexico a few weeks ago. Ghost is about finding yourself after a break up and moving on well. It's happy and uplifting."
Jes is a Grammy nominated vocalist. She wrote and sung on Motorcycle's 'As the Rush Come' (most played club song in the world in 2004), the grammy nominated 'Hold On', and worked with Tiesto on 'Everything.'
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, solo electronic artist and producer Elk Road (Rory Garton Smith) has divvied up his time travelling the world and studying, following a passion for snowboarding and surfing, and drawing inspiration from all around the globe.
Elk Road has released 5 singles to date including the triple j favourites 'Solid Gold', 'Not To Worry' and 'Hanging By A Thread'. 'Hanging By A Thread' (featuring Nat Foster of Press Club) which featured in Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2016 and has been streamed over 3 million times. Elk Road made his Triple J Like A Version in 2016 performing his original 'Hanging By A Thread' as well as covering Flight Facilities' 'Crave You' with vocalist Lisa Mitchell, weaving in elements of fellow Perth act Tame Impala's 'The Less I Know The Better' to an incredible reaction. The performance has been viewed over 2 million times on Triple J's Facebook and Youtube.
Elk Road has played on stages all around Australia including hitting the road in 2017 on Porter Robinson and Madeon's Shelter Tour with fellow support act Lido as well as 2016 supports for Odesza and Carmada. Elk Road has also played Splendour In The Grass, Southbound, Groovin' The Moo, Arcadia and Curveball at Carriage Works, as a part of Vivid Festival, where Elk Road featured on the line-up alongside the infamous Zhu and a huge amount of brilliant Australian talent including Basenji, Cosmo's Midnight, JOY., Nicole Millar and Yuma X.
In 2018 Elk Road also featured as a contestant on this year's Australian Ninja Warrior on Channel 9.