Platonic love is a type of love that is chaste and non-sexual. The term is named after Plato, who was the first to describe this kind of love.
The above is the dictionary definition for the word Platonic. It’s a theme that’s rarely explored in our hyper-sexualised modern world. And certainly a theme that’s rarely if at all explored in the world of pop music. So it’s rather refreshing to receive the new and debut track ‘Platonic’ from Ellenberg. A self-described voyager who captures perfectly in lyrics such as “Can’t seem to make my mind up are we friends or are we lovers.” that heart retching feeling of not knowing if a friendship is more than just friends or if it is intact just purely platonic.
Ellenberg who cites influences such as Depeche Mode, Churches, and The Naked and Famous with all these influences very clearly worn on his sleeve in ‘Platonic’. It’s clear that Ellenberg is grounded very much in the electro pop world.