Written by: Joshua Eferighe (@jman23j)
Elton has always known how to write music.
“Stress/Love”, though released a year ago, highlights how creative he can get with song structure. “Free Run” is just nasty; far beyond it’s time, he gave us immaculate songwriting with groovy basslines and melodies to accompany. And let’s not forget “Nothing New”, which shows off his ability to step back and let the song speak for itself.
Further solidifying his songwriting prowess, Elton’s collaboration with the Burns Twins flatout showed his musical knack. We’re talking rapping and (actually decent) singing behind elongated key rifts, horns and symbols. Not everyone can do that and do it well.
I dare you to listen to “Headphones” and not jam out.
Now, in furthering his presence as up next in Chicago, Elton is back with the single “Callin”
Produced by Knerf and mixed by Don Hullio of Classik, Elton had all the right resources to hit this out of the park -- and he did. “Callin” takes you through several phases and Elton brilliantly guides you through each. From the soul vocals and harmonizations in the beginning to his various flows after to the dope ass outro, he shows, again, that making a song does not have a signature look.
When Elton blows up remember who told you about him first.