It certainly is the beginning of a new chapter for Josh and Nicole Johnson as they fuse their collective passion and raw talent to form Elenowen (pronounced "ellen-owen"). Hailing from Nashville, Tenn., Josh and Nicole pursued individual careers before forming the duo that sings through the journeys of everyday life with candid honesty about the many battles it brings. Their music emphasizes heavy harmonies, raw acoustics and ambient elements that combine to create a unique mood and sound that sweeps in like an honest breath of fresh air in an overly manufactured music world.
After about a year of living from paycheck to paycheck working at the same local coffee shop, Josh and Nicole wrote their first song together and tweaked songs each had written individually to create their debut album, Pulling Back the Veil. Pulling Back the Veil is a collection of eight original songs, written both individually and collectively to paint a picture of the road this young couple has been traveling for the past year—a road filled with internal struggles to find truth, joyous triumphs over and through desire and the awakening adjustments to married life.
In forming Elenowen, Josh and Nicole didn’t necessarily feel called to give answers or guide their listeners to a particular conclusion, but, instead, to be as honest and real and vulnerable as possible. One quick listen to their music reveals Elenowen’s uncanny ability to move past the surface and into the heart. The combination of Josh and Nicole’s powerful melodies, smooth harmonies and insightful lyrics distinguish this husband and wife duo from the magnitude of other aspiring artists.