From collaborations to remixes to his debut solo track (“Wayside”, released in May), the Chicago resident has the ability to manifest a vision through sound. Moving to Kansas City as a child, the artist's journey began at the age of 12 when he started playing guitar in an instrumental band. By 14, he was producing and recording rappers in his basement studio. Elias moved to Chicago to spend his college years at Columbia College Chicago while working behind the scenes providing organic backdrops for artists like Appleby, Smino, and Chai and assisting Grammy-nominated producer Stefan Ponce.
Now that his featured discography is considerable, the songwriter is appearing from behind the curtain and taking center stage, ready to showcase his sound, a sound that’s 100% Elias Abid.