Behind the songs: Superelevator

This one was first written in 2015 or ’16 – I’ve lost the original demo so I’m not sure. It had words and everything, but no amount of my tweaking of the melody could make it work for my voice, so it joined a long list of songs I wrote which initially had words, and ended up just a tune.


It was about the rich getting off the planet, but not the poor, Elysium-style. It was also originally called ‘Superhabitable’ but somewhere along the way I realised that didn’t quite roll off the tongue as well as ‘Superelevator’. Ironic it ended up without any words at all.