Los Angeles own rising artist, Elijah Howard, started his music journey at the age of 18. That year, he released his first album, “The Summer Of 1997.”
Since then, he has been evolving his sound, finding his place and developing who he is as an artist.
The singer draws inspiration from every decade, bringing harmonic melodies, beautiful background vocals and deep instrumental sounds together to form his signature sound.
Eliah’s album “Stardust” was released October 2021 and featured hit 80’s Pop-inspired songs.
His influences include “Michael and Janet Jackson, Lloyd, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendez and many more iconic artists.
Check out our interview with Elijah to learn more about the eclectic artist…
Bridge: Why did you choose to pursue music?
EH: Music has always been a first. I used to watch movie musicals all the time as a kid. Movies such as “Hairspray,” “High School Musical,” “Grease,” “Glee,” etc. Music warms my heart and it’s a big part of memories and nostalgia to bring you back to remembering some great times in your life.
Bridge: How would you describe your sound to a first-time listener?
EH: I have a very smooth, melodic sound that ranges from groovy dance tracks to a nice, head-nodding tune. Even some tracks that will get you thinking, get you inspired, get you excited to start that next journey of yours.
Bridge: What inspires you most as an artist?
EH: Truly, the most inspirational thing as an up and coming artist is when my supporters text me, or send me Instagram DMs about how either my music has changed their lives, or how my hard work as an artist has inspired them to not give up and to keep going! That right there gives and to keep going! That right there gives me the inspiration I need to keep going.
Bridge: Give us some highlights of your musical journey?
EH: My first music video “State Of The Art” gained 26,000+ views on YouTube. I ended Spotify Wrapped 2021 with 50,000+ listeners in that year. I have been added to 39 playlists, 106 countries, and was featured on a radio station in Sweden! With 10k followers on Spotify and 10k+ monthly listeners, I am slowly working my way up into the public eye!
Bridge: What is a big goal/dream you have for your music?
EH: My biggest goal has to be receiving a Grammy, touring the world with sold-out shows, receiving numerous Billboard Top 10 Hits, and inspiring new artists to not give up on their dream!
Bridge: What projects do you have going on right now?
EH: Right now I’m working on my new single and music video for “Ascend,” based off of Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit music video, “Bad.” I am also directing and shooting a TV/Web series “Easton High” that I wrote the screenplay for. “Easton_High_ on Instagram. In addition, I’m recording Part 2 CD to my deluxe album “Stardust.” And finally, I have a new Marvel-based music video coming very soon that I have not announced yet. You guys heard it here first!
Bridge: And we always love to know, what is your favorite song?
EH: My favorite song will always and forever be “Doesn’t Really Matter” by Janet Jackson.
Keep up with Elijah by following him on socials and streaming his latest tracks.