Q&A Scene: ELEON

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

New single “If It Ain’t Me” is out now. It is my Debut single and a song I am proud to introduce myself to the world with.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

If It Ain’t Me is the song I am most proud of that is released, however, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on!

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

A Buffet with all the food of your wildest dreams ;)

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

Once I was in Africa and told my friends I wanted Log Cabin Maple syrup so bad. They laughed at me because we were in a 3rd world country and we were lucky to get someone to make us pancakes. I looked around and found it! When I came back to the table with exactly log cabin syrup, my friends erupted in excitement. Many times, you don’t have something because you don’t go for it, no matter how ridiculous.

What, or who, inspires you?

My mom. I want to make her proud. 

Which song do you wish you wrote?

End of The Road by Boys II Men.

What’s next for you?

In the studio working on more heat for you!

What’s your scene?

The outcasts. The people that are genuinely good people, but get misunderstood.

American newcomer Eleon is thrilled to announce the Australian release of his debut single, If It Ain’t Me, following the global success of the modern electro-soul track.

If It Ain’t Me is a heady track, evocative of the cool pop sounds of ZAYN, but it also harks back to a classic soul feel as well – and that’s what makes Eleon so unique.  Those sultry vocals dip effortlessly in and out of skillful falsetto amongst a clever arrangement of dazzling guitarriffs, a pulsing synth, fizzy hi-hats, heavy hitting kicks and current trap-influenced production.  It’s subtle, but those melodic hooks are undeniable.  This unique track was produced by Eleon’s collaborator, genius musical enigma Kubla Kahn (Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Akon, Frank Ocean) and it has amassed a remarkable critical response worldwide with support from the likes of DJ Booth, Revolt, Hilly Dilly, aipate.com, KRXM Killjoy Radio and more. [pullquote]If falsetto-laden vocals are your thing, we suggest you hop on the ELEON bandwagon, because the LA-based singer’s debut, “If It Ain’tMe”, is a modern soul admirer’s dream. Though ELEON’s vocals are certainly the song’s cornerstone here, tantalizing guitar riffs and hat-heavy drums also shineHilly Dilly[/pullquote] There is little known about the mysterious man behind the project, but Eleon has offered a little insight into the making of If It Ain’t Me, saying, I write to express whats going on in my life and those around me. I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember – I wrote songs to deal with life growing up.  If It Ain’t Me was created after meeting Kubla in the studio and he played that guitar riff.  Immediately we vibedout and the song was born.”

With plenty of material set to drop across the globe in the near future, one thing is certain, the hype for Eleon is real – watch this space.


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About Mary Boukouvalas 1453 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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