Breakout pop/R&B artist Elijah Grae revealed exclusively with The Hype Magazine that he is set to release his highly anticipated self-titled EP on June 15, 2018 and is available for pre-order now. He additionally gave the online magazine a first listen to his brand new single “Touch And Geaux” releasing worldwide tomorrow. Check out the story here.
The moody six-track Elijah Grae EP is a collection of R&B-inflected breezy bedroom jams that takes life occurrences and coats them in a universal veneer, yielding songs that touch on broad themes.
This is a different approach from Grae’s previous more hip-hop driven work. Recognized for being one-third of the hip-hop trio Drop City Yacht Club, who found massive success in 2013 with their crossover hit “Crickets”. Grae wrote and produced the track and in it’s first week of release, it racked up more than 10 million Spotify listens and was the #1 most added song at rhythmic radio. The group parted ways shortly after their success and since then Grae’s songwriting and producing credits took flight. He has penned and produced numerous songs for various artists including E-40’s “Red Cup” featuring T-Pain, Kid Ink and B.o.B. and Jake Miller’s “Tell Me You Love It”.
When speaking about his new solo record, he says: “I wanted to make records that helped me through the healing process, but I didn’t want to make them so overtly personal so that other people couldn’t feel like they weren’t written for them.”
Featured on Elijah Grae will be his first hit track “Rivals” and his brand new single “Touch and Geaux”.
“ ‘Touch and Geaux’ is about my relationship with music which can often times resemble any relationship really,” explains Grae. “Sometimes there is a connection and things just flow, sometimes there is nothing there. You know the other person more than you know yourself, but that doesn’t mean that there is a connection or you are meant to be together. It’s ‘touch and go’ in the sense that at times it’s perfection and other times it’s madness. That’s the beautiful part.”