In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Elijah Okello and his brand new EP titled Teachings Of Desire.
Elijah Okello’s new release Teachings Of Desire sets a vibe that is chill and somber. Songs about love and rejection and the teachings behind the actions and communication. production handled by Elijah and Sebastian Bengtsson the mix of electronic and acoustic elements give this cold futuristic aesthetic and yet with clear call backs to 90’s and 2000’s
With the blend between hiphop/soul and funk Elijah introduces a soulful blend of all 3 genres while keeping it original and modern. His quirky blend of humor and seriousness creates a space where you get an honest view of who Elijah really is with references from his favorite anime and food recipes used as metaphors in his lyrics.
Ugandan – born Elijah Okello began his music journey back in 2016 performing his first show at Rust. At the time he was mostly known as a producer and working behind the scenes but as time went on Elijah grew to like being a solo artist. His first single Sandwich had a bobbly tone of spring where themes of longing were packaged in a picnic themed lyric about being eaten like a sandwich. In July 2018 Elijah released his debut EP No Game which was considered a strong first entry by Bands of Tomorrow. It earned him a spot on the upcoming festival “Uhørt”.
In 2020, he released his 10-track project Dat Pendagrass which earned him a solid spot at the national newspaper “Politiken” as one of the best releases of 2020 chosen out of 12 albums released in Denmark that year. Elijah has Garnered a small but cult following in Copenhagen. Live Elijah manages to pull people in with good energy and presence that leaves a lasting effect.
Listen to Teachings Of Desire below: