ELHAE at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 15th, 2019
Atlanta native and Los Angeles transplant ELHAE is taking the music scene by storm. His unique sound caught the attention of Atlantic Records and under their helm released the eclectic Trouble In Paradise project this year. With features from established artists like Wale, Sevyn Streeter, and Big K.R.I.T., it’s safe to say he already has many star-studded admirers. Trouble In Paradise is his most raw and experimental project thus far. Tracks like “Hennessy” give a tropical vibe reminiscent of Afro-Caribbean beats while “Sanctuary” is a reminder of his gospel influences with the inclusion of a choir backing. Normally skits in between songs are often overlooked, but for this album it’s an essential piece that completes the story-telling of a strenuous relationship over the course of the 13 tracks. The producer/song-writer has a bright future on the horizon that will be filled with many more hits to come and selling out the legendary Troubadour is only the beginning.
Photos by Stephanie Saias