Born in Russia, Elza is a multi-faceted creative who studied audio engineering and sound design in Tel Aviv, Israel before moving to Canada where she is now located. Her timeless music involves moody layers filled with introspection and haunting soundscapes. Her cadence oftentimes encompasses the sound of popular 90's alternative acts that inspired her when she was younger.
After moving to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011, Elza began exploring the vibrant local open mic scene, where her music received a warm welcome. She also began experimenting with recording at home with a small computer setup, producing demos and developing her sound, musicianship, and vision gradually and organically.
In September 2014 Elza released her debut 5-track EP ‘Glories’ to glowing reviews from the local press and showed up on community and college radio charts soon after. From there, she assembled a 7-piece live band to bring her studio-born dreams to audiences around Vancouver, dazzling crowds with her rich, dark grooves.
In 2018 Elza announced the release of the full-length album titled 'Nothing's Wrong'. She went through an involved process creating the record to achieve her specific vision for the songs. Elza spent over 2 years working on this album alone, carefully crafting all the arrangements. When she felt complete with the demos, she traveled to Israel to record the songs with a wide variety of musicians, who contributed to the arrangements and performances and a sound engineer and producer Ronen Roth." The first single and the music video 'Swayed' came out in September to positive reviews from music blogs. ‘Endeavor’ – the second single, released a month later, was dubbed "a beautifully dark masterpiece" by Alternative Nation. The full album ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ was released November 2nd.
In October 2018 Elza’s ever wandering nature has taken her to the uncharted waters of the east coast, making Toronto her new base.