"Elusive" was the first single for British singer-songwriter Scott Matthews and was released on 18 September 2006. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary and Zane Lowe between 7 and 10 August. Lowe also played "Elusive" once each night as his chosen Single of the Week. Matthews also visited the station to perform "Elusive" and other songs from the album in May and August 2006. In May 2007, he won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" which saw "Elusive" beat strong competition from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys.
The track was used in 2008 by UK television company Channel 4 for the advertising campaign surrounding the final season of The Sopranos, which aired exclusively on their digital channel E4.
"Elusive" was covered by Lianne La Havas on her 2012 debut LP Is Your Love Big Enough?.
that contains or makes use of allusions (indirect references or hints)
Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.
"The elusive criminal was arrested"
Difficult to make precise.
"A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin's pathology, 8th ed)"
Having reference to something not fully expressed; containing an allusion.
Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.
characterized by indirect references;
"allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
difficult to describe;
"a haunting elusive odor"
skillful at eluding capture;
"a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"
be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind;
"his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"
"a subtle difference"
"that elusive thing the soul"