Elias Boussnina shares ‘Closer’ via Universal Music Denmark on June 21st, the follow-up single to his acclaimed 7-track debut EP ‘Shameboy’, released in February 2019.
Produced in collaboration with renowned Swedish music producer and friend Canto (Galantis, ODZ, MØ, Sasha Sloan), ‘Closer’ brings into focus the positive impact of the female influences in Elias’s life. The young artist’s poetic, soulful vocals glide over alluring melodic beats, interspersed with delicate keys and subtle guitar riffs.
Speaking about the single, Elias said “After releasing my debut EP ‘Shameboy’ I wanted to make a more positive track and step away from the melancholy. I’ve been listening to a lot of inspirational guitar-based music like Fleetwood Mac and wanted to incorporate more organic elements into my music. I made ‘Closer’ in Sweden together with Canto. It’s a very personal track that is close to my heart, inspired by the incredible women in my life; my mom, sister and girlfriend. Their warmth and strength made the track feel like summer.”
Of Danish-Tunisian descent, Elias speaks English, Danish, Arab and French. He grew up listening to hip-hop and American soul, and first found success in 2015 under the moniker of Rap artist Yung Coke. When that project came to its natural conclusion, Elias began writing more R&B infused tracks and transforming his sound and identity into the expertly crafted art you hear today. Tracks from Elias’s debut EP ‘Shameboy’ were released to critical acclaim in Denmark and supported online globally by the likes of Complex, God Is In The TV and Colors. Elias will continue to release throughout 2019 and will perform in Denmark’s Wonderfestiwall in August.
Praise for Elias Boussnina
“His heartfelt vocals are a breath of fresh air with relatable lyrics, smooth harmonies and a gorgeous falsetto which together equals scintillating R&B that the world needs to hear” – Complex
“Latest single ‘Candy’ pulses with euphoric energy and everyday poetic tales of being young, insecure and in love.” – Colors Session
“Now Elias Boussnina has stepped out of Yung Coke’s shadow and has jumped out as a promising r’n’b rising star – in his own name – Soundvenue