ELESIA iiMURA was born and raised in Australia until she was 18-years-old. Then she moved to Japan with her father in her early adulthood.
“I grew up embracing two completely different backgrounds. During my childhood, my mom raised me and my siblings in Australia and we visited my father in Japan,” she says. ELESIA had a spiritual background through her mother’s Buddhist teachings. ELESIA and her siblings went to temple in the mountains for yoga and meditation. Her rock star father—a member of the band Bon Bon—provided a 180-degree difference in lifestyle. “I remember being on stage at the age of five, watching him shred the guitar to thousands of fans. He was inspirational to me and exposed me to music like Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson,” says ELESIA.
ELESIA’s varied experiences allowed her to create her own space without any limitations or fear, which is present in her music today. Her sound can’t be boxed into the confines of one genre. Her debut EP, due later in 2018, will feature appearances from rapper/producer Kent Jones a (co-signed by DJ Khaled ), Assassin aka Agent Sasco (known for guest spots with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar ), while behind the boards illa da producer and Travis Lee provide ELESIA’s sonic backdrop. ELESIA iiMURA is a breath of fresh air for 2018.