Swedish singer, songwriter Elin Wolf (previously Elin K) will make your heart squeeze from the pain of memories dropping on your head from every angle in the loneliness of the night. You will wonder, “what am I waiting for” as Elin does in her latest magically atmospheric, heartbreaking, and at the same time soul-fulfilling drop “Nighttrain to Yosemite.”
Her lyricism is so expressive that it makes you see the night train and feel the situation of expectancy on the road when your memories start hunting you. It makes you start questioning meanings, and Elin falls into the dilemma of purpose, questioning if pursuing it or following the unexpected turns and twists of the heart is the right path for her. At the end of the day, the heart wants what it wants, even if it is the most illogical decision to make.
From the very first tunes of the song, you find yourself “sitting on a night train, thinking of the past” with Elin “wondering where to go.” And the journey is amazing, to say the least. The 60s, 70s style inspired sound peppered by a modern touch is filled with soul-stirring guitars turning you into an emotional mess and bringing your true nature back to the surface. The mix with Elin’s mesmerizing, in a sweet manner, nerve caressing vocals that simultaneously manage to bring peace is beautiful to the point of coming up as unsettling.