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Kaelin Ellis explores new sonic boundaries in diverse and transcendent new hip-hop album ‘You Are Here, Start’

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Kaelin Ellis is here with the highly anticipated release of his debut album, “You Are Here, Start.,” via Fool’s Gold Records. Known for his innovative blend of hip-hop, R&B, and alternative influences, Ellis delivers an album that not only showcases his musical versatility but also marks a personal and artistic evolution.

At its core, “You Are Here, Start.” is a testament to Ellis’ journey of renewal and creative rebirth. The album opens with “Heart,” a standout track featuring collaborations with Saba and Lophiile, setting the stage with its soulful melodies and introspective lyrics. Ellis’ ability to craft intricate beats and atmospheric soundscapes is evident throughout the album, creating a dynamic listening experience that invites listeners to delve into its depths.

The album is a tapestry of collaborations that highlight Ellis’ ability to seamlessly blend genres and styles. Tracks like “Celebration,” “Ain’t You Mad,” featuring Guapdad 4000, Buddy, and Kenny Mason, and “It’s Been A Minute” showcase his knack for fusing infectious rhythms with poignant storytelling. Each featured artist brings a unique perspective, from the soulful piano of Anomalie to the lyrical prowess of TOBi and the soul-stirring vocals of C.S. Armstrong, adding layers of depth and emotion to the album.

As “You Are Here, Start.” continues to garner attention from critics and fans alike, Ellis solidifies his place as a visionary artist pushing the boundaries of contemporary music. His ability to blend genres and create immersive sonic landscapes sets him apart, offering listeners a glimpse into the future of hip-hop and R&B.

With its blend of heartfelt lyrics, innovative production, and diverse collaborations, “You Are Here, Start.” is a testament to Ellis’ artistry and a captivating addition to his discography. This album is not just a collection of songs but a reflection of Ellis’ creative vision and commitment to pushing the envelope in music.

Tom L.

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