Newcomer Elijah Melo has been constantly dropping inferno tracks for a while now.
The UK-based artist/producer/songwriter crafts a musical masterpiece in every track engaging any listener with eye-opening reactions. In his words, he makes “mellow and hype in parallels”, and it’s certainly apparent when listening to any song.
If you’ve been searching for your new favorite undiscovered artist, look no further. ‘P H O T O G R A P H 16’ showcases an unexpected super talent in Elijah Melo delivering a first project with platinum capabilities.
Elijah Melo, the industry’s next gem.
"Mellow and Hype in Parallels."
With The 5th Instalment Of #thhguruinterviews , We Had The Chance To Ask Elijah Melo a Few Questions:
Name: Elijah Melo
Where are you from & where are you currently living?
What’s your process?
I normally make beats in my head to start with, and I translate it into a couple of instrumentals. The topics for the writing comes later for me, lately I've been free-styling and just going with anything that connects the most.
P H O T O G R A P H 16 is a masterpiece, one of those tapes you play through and don’t even realize it repeats. How long did it take you to finish/ where do you think it ranks?
I really appreciate the support, and It awes me how you say that. It took me around 4 months, I probably made around a 100 beats and cut it to 10, so you can probably imagine a lot of long sleepless nights for this one. I'm definitely proud of the accomplishment as it's my first Project. I'd like to thank all the artists that graced their presence on the project. In terms of ranking, i'll let the audience decide!
How was working with Jhené Aiko?
I haven't actually had a chance of meeting her, but she is definitely the key reason why Habits worked so well. Her voice puts you in that trance, just does it full justice.
Do you prefer a particular art form – emceeing or producing?
They are both therapeutic in different ways but hold the same importance to me.
What are new challenges when you step into the studio?
It's always pushing myself to do something more than what I'm used to, try something new and if it fails try again later.
Top three music influencers?
Kanye West, Chris Brown, J Cole
Can you describe your music in five words?
Mellow and Hype in Parallels.
Something that fans wouldn’t know about you?
I was actually about to quit music and I posted 90s girl for the hell of it, and here we are couple of months later.
If you had to listen to one album & one mixtape for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
That's easy, The Warm Up by J Cole. I play it almost every day!
Everyone has a goal when they first start making music, whether it be making a million dollars or to become one of the greatest. What’s yours?
I've always wanted to help and show people that they should choose to do what they love and what makes them happy. What are you doing with your life if you're not living your full potential?
What should we expect next?
More music! it never stops!
Can you send us a selfie?
Follow my instagram. @elijahxmelo ladies
DOWNLOAD ‘P H O T O G R A P H 16’@ : http://www.elijahmelo.com