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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Zallo

JAM OF THE WEEK: Elley Duhé – Can You Touch

Every so often you find a new artist that hits you from the first instant and makes you wonder where thy came from and how you missed them – Alabama born Elley Duhé is one such artist.

Growing up in a musical family, Elley wrote her first song at 14 with a guitar that was gifted to her by her father and remembers practicing her skills during family jam sessions.  Always feeling she was different from her peers, she turned towards music to feel at home – developing her haunting, powerful vocal abilities and unique songwriting skills.

With a sound all her own, Elley pulls inspiration from a seemingly endless and open stream of artists that have come before her including the likes of Michael Jackson, U2, Jimi Hendrix, Dolly Parton, Missy Elliot, and Tupac.  This wide ranging appreciation and love of music across genres has helped to transform her personal tastes into an eclectic yet accessible blend.

Since her late teens, Elley has been performing around the US, especially finding strongholds in Nashville, LA and Austin as she built her fan base and honed her skills.  With an already impressive list of credits to her name including having written for Usher and worked with the likes of Illangelo [The Weeknd], Jesse Shatkin, Arcade and more – Elley Duhé is only begging to show what she is capable of.

Following her debut single, “immortal”, and the highly acclaimed, “Fly”, Elley is back once again with, “Can You Touch”.  Written by Elley Duhé and produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mac Miller), the track is a testament to Elley’s past and continues her push into a future full of great tunes and success.  

Making sure not to take away from the vocals, which are without a doubt the star of the show, the production is dark and minimal – relying on percussion to keep the groove while muted bass lines and ambient textures fill the background.  Within the cadence, tone and melodies of the vocals you can hear a clear mix of influences.  While overall the track feels super Indie, Hip Hop rhythms blend with R&B melodies and Pop arrangements, making this track appealing to nearly anyone who wants to listen.

All I know is this song is my JAM OF THE WEEK and I will fore sure be looking out for her debut EP – which is in the works.

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