A first generation Ethiopian Canadian, born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Elsa recently relocated to Toronto to expand creatively and explore new life experiences. Since the move has solidified music collaborations and a mentorship with Maylee Todd, went to LA to co-write and shoot a music video which was her debut release dreamy track titled ‘Wild & Free’ featuring Tamil Toronto artist Shan Vincent De Paul. Wild Black was also a first round recipient of the MVP Project (alongside Milk & Bone, Sean Leon and Jeremy Dutcher) – an initiative by Prism Prize x Canadian Academy x RBCMusic – to make a music video for her latest single release, disco inspired bop, “Moon Star Lover “- a visual created with LXL Directors that celebrates femme, non-binary, LGBTQ+, BIPOC in a cute summer camp queer love story.
Wild Black has recently brought her engaging, upbeat live show to the stage for the first time (of many), has plans to release more new music in the new year and is currently working on an album due later next year. Stay close.
“Now based in Toronto, it’s been super exciting to see her blossoming as Wild Black, bringing an emotionally poignant songwriting perspective to progressive, new-wave dance beats.” – AFROPUNK
“The funk-laden track is smooth, and its guitar-heavy production the perfect backdrop for Wild Black’s airy vocals.” – THE FADER
“it’s fresh and earnest, embodying the fairytale weightless nature of the night sky’s landscape.. ‘Moon, Star, Lover’ is not just a tribute to the misrepresented and mistreated but it’s a confidence-soaked reminder of how far you can come with acceptance in your heart.” – EARMILK