Stephen Marley has has added rising reggae sensation Eli-Mac to dates on his upcoming Old Soul Tour Unplugged. Eli-Mac will join the tour starting in San Francisco on September and play the other California stops including Santa Cruz and Ventura.
Stephen Marley is touring in support of his new album “Old Soul”, which comes out September 15th and will feature tracks with Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Buju Banton and Slightly Stoopid.
Philippines-born and Hawaii-raised reggae sensation Eli-Mac is touring in support of her new single, “Résumé,” in collaboration with Bermudan reggae heavyweight Collie Buddz. This enchanting single, released through Island Empire/Mensch House Records, seamlessly blends Eli-Mac’s quintessential island style with R&B undertones, creating the perfect easy-going summer love anthem that demands to be played loud with the windows down.
Watch the Video For Eli-Mac’s new single “Resume” Below!
“Résumé,” recorded at Sea Major Seven in Hawai’i, was brought to life under the attentive guidance of producer Noah Cronin. The inspiration behind the song came from the profound love story of two lifelong friends of Eli-Mac, whose connection blossomed during their early 20’s back in 2010 leading to marriage and an enduring love that thrives to this day. Eli-Mac, deeply moved by their experience, now shares their passion and love with the world through this powerful song.
Explaining the essence of “Résumé,” Eli-Mac reveals, “Résumé’ is a humble love song of someone who truly wants love, and not just any kind of love, a true and deep love. It is a song of hope but also about someone who knows that what they have to offer is valuable. It’s about someone who is looking for somebody who can reciprocate the same energy and offer true love back in return.”
Camile Velasco, known by her stage name Eli-Mac, has embarked on an extraordinary musical journey that blends reggae, R&B, and hip-hop into a remarkable fusion. Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, she developed a rebellious style that drew influence from iconic figures such as Lauryn Hill, Salt N Pepa, TLC, Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Tupac Shakur, Mobb Deep and Janet Jackson shaping her unique sound and style from an early age.
Eli-Mac’s immense talent and unwavering determination led her to become a Top 10 finalist on the 3rd season of American Idol at the age of 18, subsequently securing record deals with renowned labels like Motown Records and Up Above Records. In 2014, she rebranded as Eli-Mac and released the critically acclaimed EP “Dubstop,” produced by Pana, JP Kennedy of The Green and Leslie Ludiazo of Hot Rain. Her groundbreaking musical creations continued to captivate audiences, with hits like “Mr. Sensi” , Can’t Get Enough” and “Roots Girl.”
Eli-Mac is signed to Mensch House Records, an independent powerhouse known for housing remarkable acts such as Common Kings, Sammy Johnson, Analea Brown, Fiji, and more. Discovering her distinctive sound and style, Eli-Mac considers her music an extension of her true self. She has graced the stage as an opening act for legendary artists like Lauryn Hill and delivered unforgettable performances at prestigious festivals like the One Love Festival, Reggae Rise Up and Cali Roots. Eli-Mac’s music speaks volumes, and she takes immense pride in her Filipino/Hawaiian upbringing and the profound influence it has had on her artistic journey. As she fearlessly pushes boundaries within the industry, Eli-Mac firmly establishes herself as an undeniable force in the realm of reggae music.
“Résumé” featuring Collie Buddz is now available on all major streaming platforms. For more information on Eli-Mac and her latest releases, please visit her official website and follow her on social media.
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