ELI JAE, A Rising R&B And AFROFUSION Sensation, Releases Infectious New Single ‘ALL OVER’

Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Eli Jae has always been immersed in a melange of musical influences. His sonic palette was shaped by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti

After winning hearts and minds online with his popular ‘Jae Mondays’ cover series, which has seen him rework popular hits from the likes of Usher, Giveon, and Silk Sonic, and following his critically acclaimed debut EP Blend, which was championed by Pulse Nigeria, Culture Custodian, and The Guardian NG, among others, rising R&B and afrofusion sensation ELI JAE is excited to kickstart his 2024 with the infectious new single titled ‘ALL OVER’. The new track, released by Squareball Entertainment and Mad Solutions, highlights Eli’s expert combination of R&B, pop, house music, and afrobeats, and signals the release of his sophomore EP, which is expected later this year.

Written and composed by Eli Jae, and engineered by Biano (Rema, Ayra Starr, 1da Banton, Tiwa Savage), ‘All Over’ is driven by Eli Jae’s amazing vocal performance, and evocative songwriting, while leaning into his penchant for seamlessly weaving together an eclectic mix of sonic influences to create a captivating and immersive listening experience. The track sees Eli waxing lyrical about a deep consuming desire for his lover, with the rising star expressing a longing to be intertwined with her. His vivid songwriting explores themes of being overwhelmingly drawn to someone, wanting to protect and cherish them, highlighting a mix of desire, admiration, and the intoxicating power of infatuation.

Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Eli Jae has always been immersed in a melange of musical influences. His sonic palette was shaped by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, while also being seeped in ‘90s hip-hop music, early noughties R&B, and gospel music. Fast-forward to today, and Eli Jae has carved a niche for himself in West Africa’s music landscape with his soul-stirring covers that have been causing quite the stir online. In September 2023, he released his own original compositions via his debut EP Blend, which was met with rave reviews from fan and critics alike, with the EP’s standout tracks ‘Most Beautiful’ garnering over half a million streams, and ‘You’ going viral on TikTok with over a million views.

Eli Jae’s emergence in global music is marked by his signature blend of sweet vocals, heartfelt melodies, and compelling songwriting, which resonate deeply. His passion and talent have drawn music lovers from all corners, and caught the attention of tastemakers including Pulse Nigeria, Culture Custodian, and Grungecake. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Novo Amor, Japanese House, Frank Ocean, and Burna Boy, and how they approach their music as works of art, Eli Jae offers a unique perspective on music and artistry that shines through in his glorious fusion sound that seamlessly blends R&B, pop, afrobeats and alté, and reflects his vision of using art to connect with and inspire a global audience.

Idris Omotoso

The Guy That Does it ALL.

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