"Toot It", is the official second single from Elijah's upcoming debut album, to be released later this fall.
The latest single was written by Elijah Thomas, Courtlin Jabrae, Sheldon Body Jr. and produced by Tasha Cotour. "It was great vibes and energy from the recording process to the shooting of the video. Eli is super talented and I'm glad we got a chance to merge our creativity," mentions Kove'. The high-energy music video was directed by Slick TwoThree.
A few weeks back, Elijah Thomas released his single, "What Am I To Do". "What Am I to do was inspired by the thought of what decisions can be made when the person you are really in love with questions your love for them due to insecurities," mentions Elijah." It is finding that one woman who is secure enough to know, I chose her," he adds.
Elijah “Eli” Thomas knew music was his true love at a young age. Eli’s commitment to his music became more of a passion rather than a pastime, he often found himself sharing the piano keys with his father, A talented musician and Army veteran, It was in these moments he developed the capacity to learn music from both an instrumental and vocal standpoint. Over time, he began singing at church while emulating Jackie Wilson, Prince and Michael Jackson at home.
At 15, Eli auditioned for America’s Got Talent and at the age of 17 auditioned for The Voice. These experiences gave Eli the confidence he needed to pursue a career in the music industry. Since then, he has performed on numerous occasions throughout his hometown of Kansas City and began meeting with industry veterans and record labels in the hopes of securing a recording contract.
As one who has had to deal with identity and self-confidence issues, Eli plans to use his platform showing young adults they can be themselves without having to compromise. As an artist, he recognizes his dreams are not just for him, but to be shared with those in need of encouragement and inspiration.
Eli has been focused on a major musical project which is sure to secure his spot as a new-age, urban, game changer. The project includes work from the likes of Rey Reel, Lyrica Anderson, Slikk Muzik, Eric Bellinger, Ye Ali, Tasha Catour, Sheldon Body Jr, Courtlin Jabrae, Kove', Omeretta and Joe Capo. With this project Eli is expected to reintroduce real R&B and pop music to this upcoming generation. He’s a true 360 artist, singer, songwriter, producer and performer.
Eli will be hitting the road this October and November in support of "What Am I to Do" and "Toot It".
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