The Artist ElJay - Exclusive Interview
ElJay Williams Jr. (Born December 18th, 1983), aka El-Jay or The Artist ElJay, is an American singer, song-writer, writer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and actor. Born the son of Veronica M. Ashley and El-Jay Williams Sr., The Artist ElJay is a native of Kansas City, Missouri who is loyal to his roots, but sets his goals globally. The Artist Eljay draws from his experiences giving his fans music they can relate to. In late 2018, The Artist ElJay created his first full EP titled Melody.. His latest release is the hot new EP, Champion.
What got you into music? Writing has always been my outlet. And music has always been in me. Just God given. But it became something I wanted to do when I saw how music was, literally, my outlet to express myself; without it, I didn’t always feel I had a voice.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why. I like performing the best. Just to see all the long rehearsal as and ideas come together and to just be free on the stage. It’s an amazing feeling.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I don’t like to waste time in the studio so I typically record all of my vocals and arrangements at home on my phone recording app. I practice and practice before going into the studio, so by time I get to the studio I know where I’m going, know the song, and can just sing without focusing too much on where I’m going.
As a songwriter or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career?
As an artist I’ve had to make sure to not respond to everything. I’m so passionate and would love to write about every topic but it’s not always in my best interest as artist or for my brand. My artistry has to remain focused.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
At this very moment I admire Beyoncé. I say this because she is very focused. She’s a hard worker, passionate, motivational, and just all out a badass. She does everything and does it well. It motivates me to always give 150%.
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us?
Honestly, I think my music seems to get better and better, so my new music on my 2019 EP Champion is my best music. My favorite is Drip’n.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
I’m currently back in the studio working on my follow up EP of “Champion.“ I’m also hoping you all will see me on more platforms in the year to come due to this upcoming release of my 2020 EP, “Champion”.
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