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1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

My new song "fix me" is one of my favorite songs of mine, me and friend Jauque X were trying to get a song together and he sent me over his vocals over this beautiful piano loop. Right from the start I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about on the record. I ended up telling the story about my friend who committed suicide a few years ago, he didn't think anybody would miss him and it broke my heart. But after some I realized that life must move on, and that's kind of what the whole songs about. In the second verse, I talked about my last relationship and how my ex broke me and I didn't know how to move on from it for a long time. It's all tied back into Jauque X's chorus, hoping somebody will fix me, but in the end I realized that I had to fix me. 


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

What makes my music unique is how everything I write is a true story about my own life. I don't make anything up to make a better story or anything, they're all my personal experiences. But what really makes my music standout in my opinion is my voice. Everything I do with rap always has this raw emotional feel to it, and I think that's why my music has been doing so well. 

3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

Best moment of my career so far had to be getting calls from labels or linking up with Masked Mortal. Both of them just symbolized to me that I was finally in the game after all the hard work I put it. It was also just beyond cool to see major labels reaching out to me directly about potentially signing some songs. 

4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?

Balance is a really tricky thing, I was actually working a full time job up until only a few months ago. I ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung because of it, and that's when I realized I had to go all in, that same day my lung collapsed my debut EP had just came out, "Forever Alone" that project was a huge hit for me right on that first day so that's when I realized I had to quit. Now that I'm full time, it's much easier to balance my life, but there's still a lot of struggles with maintaining relationships with my friends and family, but I found just letting them know what's been going on with me and touching base every once in awhile when I'm thinking about them has helped maintain most of my relationships. Sadly though I have lost a few friends. Balance definitely isn't easy. 


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

My advice to aspiring musicians is to always believe in yourself first and foremost. You need to believe you're going to blow up so much that it's engraved in your head, and everything you do all day is focused around that goal. Once you get that obsessed, you just need to stay patient and work, work, work. That doesn't just mean create music either, study the game, get into your genre's community and be a part of it. Learn how to succeed and when it's your time, all the stars will align for you, just have some faith :)


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

My message to my fans is that no matter what you're going through in life, you can always find a way to grow from it and become successful at what you do. I fully believe the key to life is first figuring out what you love and then figuring out how to make that your everyday reality. I want to help my fans do that by proving to them that you can do it. Also, I just wanted to say, the wave gang family are the best fans in the world. I never thought I'd have fans as die hard and loyal as you guys are. Y'all are like family to me and I love you all <3


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

I have a lot of cool things in the works. Lately I've been working with a buddy of mine Rnla who's a big lofi producer. We've made a couple songs together and they've turned out amazing and I'm super excited to share those with my fans. I'm also working on an album, but I'm really taking my time with it! 



OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ELY WAVES





1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

My new song "fix me" is one of my favorite songs of mine, me and friend Jauque X were trying to get a song together and he sent me over his vocals over this beautiful piano loop. Right from the start I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about on the record. I ended up telling the story about my friend who committed suicide a few years ago, he didn't think anybody would miss him and it broke my heart. But after some I realized that life must move on, and that's kind of what the whole songs about. In the second verse, I talked about my last relationship and how my ex broke me and I didn't know how to move on from it for a long time. It's all tied back into Jauque X's chorus, hoping somebody will fix me, but in the end I realized that I had to fix me. 


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

What makes my music unique is how everything I write is a true story about my own life. I don't make anything up to make a better story or anything, they're all my personal experiences. But what really makes my music standout in my opinion is my voice. Everything I do with rap always has this raw emotional feel to it, and I think that's why my music has been doing so well. 

3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?

Best moment of my career so far had to be getting calls from labels or linking up with Masked Mortal. Both of them just symbolized to me that I was finally in the game after all the hard work I put it. It was also just beyond cool to see major labels reaching out to me directly about potentially signing some songs. 

4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?

Balance is a really tricky thing, I was actually working a full time job up until only a few months ago. I ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung because of it, and that's when I realized I had to go all in, that same day my lung collapsed my debut EP had just came out, "Forever Alone" that project was a huge hit for me right on that first day so that's when I realized I had to quit. Now that I'm full time, it's much easier to balance my life, but there's still a lot of struggles with maintaining relationships with my friends and family, but I found just letting them know what's been going on with me and touching base every once in awhile when I'm thinking about them has helped maintain most of my relationships. Sadly though I have lost a few friends. Balance definitely isn't easy. 


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

My advice to aspiring musicians is to always believe in yourself first and foremost. You need to believe you're going to blow up so much that it's engraved in your head, and everything you do all day is focused around that goal. Once you get that obsessed, you just need to stay patient and work, work, work. That doesn't just mean create music either, study the game, get into your genre's community and be a part of it. Learn how to succeed and when it's your time, all the stars will align for you, just have some faith :)


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

My message to my fans is that no matter what you're going through in life, you can always find a way to grow from it and become successful at what you do. I fully believe the key to life is first figuring out what you love and then figuring out how to make that your everyday reality. I want to help my fans do that by proving to them that you can do it. Also, I just wanted to say, the wave gang family are the best fans in the world. I never thought I'd have fans as die hard and loyal as you guys are. Y'all are like family to me and I love you all <3


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

I have a lot of cool things in the works. Lately I've been working with a buddy of mine Rnla who's a big lofi producer. We've made a couple songs together and they've turned out amazing and I'm super excited to share those with my fans. I'm also working on an album, but I'm really taking my time with it! 



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