The new album from Canadian producer Elaquent is his first outside the instrumental beat scene. The new spotlight on vocalists allows his production to soar with accents of seasoned vocalists like Oddisee, Blu, Guilty Simpson and a ll I e.
The sound is lead with beats as steady and avant as any you would have heard at Low End Theory. Infused with a warm smoky jazz and easy electronic warble. The result is an album that feels like an old favorite while breaking new ground at the same time.
Elaquent has long been a beat scene favorite, now he’s poised to be everyone’s favorite with Forever Is A Pretty Long Time.
The projects first single, Guidelines features Oddisee, (listen below) which was exclusively premiered by Billboard.
“Honestly, getting to work with Oddisee, a guy I grew up listening to, was an honor, and I’m really happy to link to do a grown man hip-hop song” Elaquent quipped to Billboard. “Definitely one of the best songs I’ve ever had involvement in.”
Elaquent’s Forever Is A Pretty Long Time will be released on February 21 by Mello Music Group.