Tigers Are Bad For Horses is an Indie electronic duo that blends lilting vocals with jazz influenced, multi-textured piano and production. Comprised of Mary Ellen Funke and Lyell Roeder, they hail originally from Washington, DC, but are now based in LA. We are releasing "Helium" via Proper Vibes , a DC based artist collective that we are a part of.
“Helium” is a song written about feeling weak. It’s about the realization that no matter how high your dreams may lift you, reality has a tendency to keep you feeling tied to the ground. But that realization can provide such relief because sometimes feeling grounded is needed, especially in a time that feels so lost in flux.
We wrote this during a heavily transient time in both of our lives and we think the music reflects that. Initially drawing from artists like FKJ and Lianne La Havas, “Helium” is an attempt to capture the essence of the instability that accompanies the change we all experience at some point. It’s meant to inspire, but also to remind us of our realities, which are often far from perfect."