Growing Afrofusion And R&B Trends Eli Jae Releases “All Over,” a Catchy New Single

Rising R&B and afrofusion sensation ELI JAE is eager to start 2024 with the catchy new single “ALL OVER,” following the success of his critically acclaimed debut EP Blend, which was supported by Pulse Nigeria, Culture Custodian, and The Guardian NG, among others. He gained popularity online with his “Jae Mondays” cover series, in which he reworked popular hits from artists like Usher, Giveon, and Silk Sonic. The new song, which was released by Squareball Entertainment and Mad Solutions, previews Eli’s highly awaited sophomore EP, which is set to drop later this year. Eli’s skillful combination of R&B, pop, house music, and afrobeats is evident in this single.

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.


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