Eli Greeneyes returns to his ‘not taking shit’ self

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Eli Greeneyes returns to his ‘not taking shit’ self

Eli Greeneyes

Eli Greeneyes brings eccentric guitar-driven pop with influences as diverse as Oasis, Something For Kate, Yungblud and Billie Eilish to his electric new single and video 'She Don’t Care'.

Off the back of his collaboration with Perth hip hop royalty Drapht on his new album Shadows and Shinings, Greeneyes will be joining Drapht on the road for his extensive 13 WA-date album tour in September, October and November this year.

What you need to know

  • Eli Greeneyes has released a new single after recent collabs with Drapht
  • He’ll be accompanying the fellow WA muso on a national tour
  • This is the prolific Greeneyes’ seventh solo single in the past two years

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Speaking on the inspiration behind ‘She Don’t Care’, Eli Greeneyes says, “She Don’t Care is about someone from my past who came along at a time when I was having a lot of mental health issues.

“Their intentions were extremely different to mine and I was listening to them too much instead of trusting my own intentions and instincts.  I lost myself.

“When I wrote it I thought it was their fault, but now I realise that I also played a part in letting it take that direction.  I had to write this song to gain back my true ‘not taking shit’ self.”

In the video, Greeneyes sings directly to the camera, walking towards us while a woman points and yells right up in his face.  The confrontation is real, but the resolve that Greeneyes has developed through the catharsis of this song is real too.

He reflected on the idea behind the video clip, and the team who made it happen: “The concept was created by my friends James Mooney, Ben Matei and I.

“We wanted it to be predominantly a performance based video with an underlying simple narrative of self destruction and attracting the wrong people in your life.

“Everyone involved with the clip is creative in their own light with something to say and achieve.  They are all my best friends who I want to take on this journey.”

Produced alongside Mark McEwan (Karnivool, Drapht), Greeneyes is collaborating with other W.A musos as well as sharing his production skills with his wider community. He says he’s pumped to get back on the stage and perform for his fans.

“My shows are an opportunity to meet and understand my fans with what they connect with the most about my music,” he says.

“What am I saying that makes them feel heard and understood?  That all comes down to singing the lyrics for me.  Expressing them in that up close and personal way so the story hits straight to the heart.”