Rising singer/songwriter Elhae releases his highly anticipated Motown debut, Aura III. Renowned for his forward-thinking reimagining of R&B and rap, the Georgia-raised artist adds more layers to his singular sound on Aura III, delivering sensual songs that are emotionally, sonically, and narratively rich. With features from Masego, Rick Ross, and Xavier Omar, as well as a host of top-tier producers like D’Mile (The Carters, Ty Dolla $ign, Victoria Monet), Aura III feels like an album that will play in bedrooms, clubs, and cars for generations.
On Aura III, Elhae uses his melodic, mesmerizing vocals and progressive production to create textured songs for every occasion. “You Know” is an island-tinged jam primed for slow winds in dimly lit clubs. “Separated” is a pained song about a necessary romantic split. “Fun Fact,” which features Grammy-nominated rapper Rick Ross, is both a tender request for physical intimacy and an avowal of self-confidence.
The Masego-assisted single “My City” remains a standout. A lounge-leaning slice of downtempo soul with touches of jazz, the C Gutta-produced track finds Elhae delivering smooth come-ons to the woman of his desire: “If you say that you want it, you got it, it’s all in the fine print / Gotta be flexible, that’s my only requirement.”
Aura III TRACKLIST (Listen here.)
- Fun Fact (feat. Rick Ross)
- My City (feat. Masego)
- You Know
- Cold (Interlude)
- Only One
- Sick of Playing (feat. Xavier Omar)
- In My Corner
- I Can See