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    If you like Woodkid, listen to Elias.

    With powerful vocals, pounding drums, horns, and huge chorus, Swedish artist Elias' recent tracks provoke the same sort of emotions as Woodkid does on songs like "Run Boy Run" and "Iron."

    Elias previously sung in the Tensta Gospel Choir, which has boasted a string of Swedish breakout artists like Seinabo Sey, Lykke Li, and Mapei, but somewhere far away from home inspired "Makin Me Happy."

    “I wrote this song in the most depressing part of North Hollywood,” he explains. “The gloom of the place, and surrounding, brought me back to a certain place and situation where I did not want to be. I was sick of being a heartbroken disaster.”