Charting new territories in the alternative rock scene, independent singer-songwriter Elena Mylonas released her latest single, Burning, on January 26, 2024. The compelling track promises to captivate audiences with its raw emotion and distinctive sound. The song holds a poignant dedication to Elena’s late brother, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 21.
Get ready to experience Burning, which is available on all major streaming platforms, allowing fans worldwide to immerse themselves in Elena’s evocative melodies and heartfelt lyrics. The accompanying music video promises a visual journey, weaving together the landscapes of Greece and the UK to complement the emotional depth of the song.
‘Greek Rock Goddess’ Elena is more than a singer; she’s a beacon of hope and resilience in the music industry. Known for her unique blend of rock ballads, alternative rock, and pop punk, has once again pushed the boundaries of her musical prowess with Burning. The single is a testament to Elena’s resilience and ability to transmute personal experiences into powerful musical narratives.
Born in Athens, Greece in 1996, Elena embarked on a transformative journey that led her to Birmingham, UK in 2016. This significant decision was influenced and encouraged by her late brother and father, who saw the potential for her to pursue her dream of singing. This pivotal move coincided with her enrolment at Birmingham City University, where she pursued a degree in Popular Music Performance. This was marked by personal challenges, including the loss of her brother though cancer and a depression as she was growing up. Despite these obstacles, she has emerged as a dynamic force in the alternative rock scene, drawing inspiration from artists like Paramore, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Muse and the Arctic Monkeys.
“The inspiration for ‘Burning’ came to me in a playground, flooded with memories of my brother. I yearned to go back to our carefree childhood days, watching kids play while feeling trapped in my own world. Despite the sunny days in Greece, my heart was engulfed in rain. I questioned whether my brother could see my struggles and if he knew I was slowly fading without him. This song is an emotional voyage, urging us all to honour our wounds, cherish memories and strive to make our departed loved ones proud from above,” said Elena.
Burning marks a significant milestone in Elena’s musical evolution. The track, infused with emotional depth and a distinctive sound, reflects her commitment to pushing her creative boundaries. Fans can expect a song that not only resonates with its powerful lyrics but also showcases Elena’s versatility as an artist.
The music video for Burning was filmed in both Greece and the UK, creating a visually compelling narrative that complements the emotional intensity of the song. The dual locations provide a unique backdrop that enhances the storytelling and adds an extra layer of richness to the overall visual experience.
Elena added, “In ‘Burning, I poured my heart into lyrics that echo the deep pain of losing my brother to lymphoma in 2016. It’s a raw exploration of grappling with grief, shutting myself off and feeling shame in asking for help. I want you to know that life changes irreversibly after losing a loved one, and though time doesn’t necessarily heal, you’re not alone in this journey. We share the same boat, feeling each other’s pain. Don’t hesitate to seek help during your moments of grief, depression, and trauma.”
Elena’s plan for her musical journey involves releasing singles first, followed by an EP and eventually a full album. Elena has recorded 12 songs to date and ready for release in 2024/2025. In terms of innovation, she envisions incorporating more electronic sounds into her songs while maintaining their rock essence. This fusion promises a unique sound that sets her apart in the music industry.
Elena invites fans and music enthusiasts alike to join her on this emotional and heartfelt musical journey. Burning is a testament to her ability to create meaningful connections through her art and offers a glimpse into the next chapter of her evolving sound. For those eager to witness her dynamic performances live, Elena is available for live shows.

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