Jacoby Elliott (Y the Ghost)

About me

Colorado Springs, United States

Singer, songwriter, producer, composer, filmmaker, and storyteller. My first 3 music videos were selections at Short Circuit Film Festival 2020 in Colorado. My music has been featured in Impose Magazine, Vents Magazine, Dope Cause We Said, and others.

“Since Y the Ghost's enigmatic debut in 2015 with the simultaneously world-weary and uplifting song 'Is Anybody Out There?' pop soloist Jacoby Elliott has been on a daring quest to find love and immortality. Channeling influences varying from '80s pop to dramatic film scores, [his music] is an emotional roller-coaster ride from glittering start to smoky finish, traveling through each layer of his psyche along the way. Describing his sound as 'gritty supernatural pop', Y the Ghost harnesses both visual and sonic elements in a heartfelt attempt to bring genuine passion and depth to the often hollow world of Pop music -- all of this while exploring abstract themes centered around identity, persona, and emotion." - Vents Magazine

Cultural background

  • United States of America

Values

  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Inner harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Risk-taking
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom
  • Activism
  • Bibliophilia
  • Environmentalism
  • Musical subculture
  • Spiritually-driven
  • The-road-less-traveled

Band/Ensemble

Project Music

Find Us (Beyond)

Many of us are stuck in our own heads, isolated from the truth about others and the earth that supports us. We see an idea of someone instead of who they are in this moment and who they could become. We fail to see the universality of what our own symbols mean and get lost in specificity. "Find Us" is a call to humanity to believe in a better way when conflict arises. Not to bypass our world's problems, but to approach them from a heart-centered place -- a place beyond ancient walls, tired stories from the past, and endless wars. Meet us there.

  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Indie Pop
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
Walls

We have too many walls, both physical and psychological, that are coming between us in this amazing, miraculous world. When we look more closely at them, we discover that they are built with fear: fear of the differences between us, fear of being separate, fear of not being accepted and connected to others. When we open up the conversation and talk about it, the fear melts like ice in the sun, and we can be together again.

  • Indie Pop
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Drum set
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.