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A change of pace: rediscovering yourself in a global pandemic

Laura Keane is a producer, singer, and songwriter from Dublin who performs as ELKAE. Earlier this year, with the live music industry still at a standstill, she took a chance and moved to the Isle of Man to be with her long-distance girlfriend, who she had only met three times IRL. What followed was a move to a slower pace of life and a rediscovery of herself. 


If you had told me a year-and-a-half ago that I’d be living on the beach with my girlfriend, on the Isle of Man, in the middle of a global pandemic, I’d have said you were crazy. But, here I am. It’s funny how life leads you to places you never thought you’d be, with people you never thought you’d know.

Laura Keane is a producer, singer, and songwriter from Dublin who performs as ELKAE. Earlier this year, with the live music industry still at a standstill, she took a chance and moved to the Isle of Man to be with her long-distance girlfriend, who she had only met three times IRL. What followed was a move to a slower pace of life and a rediscovery of herself. 

If you had told me a year-and-a-half ago that I’d be living on the beach with my girlfriend, on the . . .

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