Today, multi-talented alt-R&B singer/songwriter Elujay debuts latest dynamic single “1080p” via AWAL. Produced by HXNS, the genre-bending single sees Elujay showcase his velvety vocals over a danceable pop-leaning beat. “1080p” follows on the heels of the early summer release “Frequently,” which received critical praise from Wonderland hailing it a “black joy anthem,” read more HERE.
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Of the new track, Elujay shares, “My Trinidadian background inspired it in a way. I have a lot of family in England because many of my relatives moved from Trinidad to London. So I would go to London a lot during the summers and hear a lot of UK drill, garage, house, reggae. I had been working on these particular sounds for about 4 years, but I was caught up in this idea of just making RnB. So I was basically too scared to release it. But, I just decided to focus on building out these sounds that I loved so much and hone in on my roots. The record is also inspired by my deep love for 70s jazz.”
Elujay landed a sync on last night’s episode Sweet Life on HBO Max, which featured his catalog song “Swing Thru” from his album Gems In The Corner Store. Sweet Life is the latest offering from Issa Rae’s new creative studio, Raedio. Check out a clip HERE.
Stay tuned for more music and news soon…
Elujay is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer/director hailing from Oakland, CA. Crafting his sound from influences spanning alternative, R&B, jazz, and soul, the prolific 25-year-old artist is a living embodiment of what it means to seamlessly vacillate between multiple genres while still maintaining your foundational sound. Elujay released his first project, Jentrify, in 2016, an ode to the ongoing displacement of Black folks in the Bay Area and a love letter to his hometown, Oakland. Jentrify was released to much fanfare, resulting in a sold-out show in Oakland and an award from The East Bay Express for “Best Protest Song” for “Soul Food” featuring rising Chicago rapper, Saba. Elujay followed up Jentrify with his second release, Adojio, a dreamy R&B and Soul-drenched EP that highlighted his ability to push his sound to elevated boundaries. Adojio opened doors in both the sync and touring worlds, giving him his first TV placement in “Dear, White People” on Netflix with “Starchild,” “Spaceships” featured on “Queen Of The South” and setting him off on his first headline tour which included sold-out dates in New York and Oakland.