Born in the Ukraine, but raised in Sydney, Elen Levon was only 16 when she inked a deal with Ministry of Sound. Still not even well into her 20s, Elen Levon is a name to watch this year as she takes her music to the world.
Elen’s 2012 release, Dancing To The Same Song, co-written with pop-electro outfit 3Oh!3 and producer Mark Maxwell in Los Angeles, was the first single that broke Elen onto the international scene, cracking the top 20 on the Italian charts. But it was Elen’s 2013 single, Wild Child that climbed the ARIA singles chart in Australia and has made her a breakthrough star in Italy. The Wild Child video, filmed in the lush surroundings of Byron Bay, has already hit over 5 million views on YouTube.
Writing and recording with some of the industry’s biggest hitmakers in Los Angeles has seen Elen develop a new level of maturity as a singer-songwriter. Elen’s last single Over My Head was her biggest airplay hit to date, and her new single Kingdom is another heartfelt pop song that she co-wrote with J Remy (Jay Sean, Jessica Mauboy) and RAS (Krewella, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tiesto). Elen filmed the Kingdom video around the beautiful streets of Milan and it is set to premiere this month.
With more international tours and releases in the works, Elen Levon is set to be one of Australia’s biggest musical exports this year.