New Music Critique: Elan Suave

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Contact: elansuavebbpllc@gmail.com
Web: elansuave.com
Seeking: Label
Style: Hip-Hop, R&B

Elan Suave is the alter ego of Ethan Griffiths, 16, of The Bronx, N.Y. In 2020, Suave released his 2nd and 3rd EPs, $uave $eason Volumes 1 and 2. “Found Me” is a standout single. Showing off his broad range, with soulful R&B singing to mumble rap to surprise verses in Jamaican Patois, Elan Suave is a performer who channels characters that add depth to his songs. “Moving Mountains” and “Dangerous” are other quality tracks, both sharing a similar structure and message: staying humble while celebrating hubris, piggybacking off of inspirations A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Roddy Ricch. Suave is a true talent, with age, range and exceptional production all working in his favor. Expect more to come.