The Charli XCX-endorsed future popster set to become iconic.
Words: Martyn Young.
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There comes a time for all exciting pop stars when they have a real breakthrough year. A time when everything crystallises, and they become sure of who they are and who they want to be and exactly what they want to do. Elio had already made her presence felt with her striking leftfield pop hits in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, but this year things feel a little different. With her stunning mixtape ‘Elio’s Inferno’, the temperature started to rise, and the world realised that Elio is a pop star who just never misses. Hit after hit, banger after banger, it has been a relentless rise.
“I’ve done a lot of things this year which were really fun,” begins Elio as she reflects on a year that has placed her firmly in the top tier of new pop icons. Perhaps the main change has been the importance of actually getting out properly into the world. It’s hard to understate just what a difference it makes to actually put the work in and be inspired by faces and bodies and real people. “The best…