Exciting. Complex. Enthralling. Simple. Elephant Castle is Phil Danyew, and he’s got something that we all look to gain in our life times: a sense of self and a rock n’ roll ambition. A truth teller of insatiable chandelier-like charms, this psyche-tinged and riotous single ‘I’m A Loser’ is a winner.
The Los Angeles based singer and multi-instrumentalist formed Elephant Castle, in late 2019. The first single, ‘Cool To Be Unhappy’ was released on March 27, 2020. A fresh take on the break-up ballad, Rolling Stone called the track a “roll-around-in-your-underwear-while-the-sun-seeps-through-the-window song.” =D
Said Phil: “‘I’m A Loser’ is about a friendship I had that really showed me who I am inside… a loser. The result: a tongue-in-cheek anthem for the underdog.”
We love underdogs. Don’t you? And it feels good when that underdog comes to its own and wins the day. But even the most ‘feel-good’ story ending starts at a point. A hurtful and raw point of self inquiry and unadulterated examination of what you though you were. From there, after the self-pity and ultimate acceptance of whom you’d become, the real work starts, in that aftermath.
You are the underdog. We all are. Having truth, as an Ace, is the panacea to that promised future.