Elley Duhé – Can You Touch
Ahhhh I LOVE the vocals on this new single by Elley Duhé, Can You Touch. That smoky falsetto at 0:37 gave me the goosebumps, so that’s when I knew I had to write something. The track was released off A Creative Music Group / Columbia Records. Elley’s debut single, immortal, took off, hitting 5 million streams on Spotify. I think it’s because of her hauntingly beautiful vocals, a contrast between good and evil that becomes just the right amount of both. The smokiness of her voice reminds me a bit of Natasha Bedingfield.
The instrumentation on Can You Touch has a pop/hip-hop vibe. With her vocals, the single leans more towards the pop side with flavors of R&B. The story behind the vocals give an uplifting message, talking about empowerment and voicing your opinions. The chorus brings a fantastic, soulful harmony between Elley’s natural voice, and pitched down vocal chops.
Elley Duhé grew up in Daulphin Island, Alabama. She felt a bit like an outcast in her town, pushing her further into her passion of music. She would play in jam sessions with her family, feeding off the deep southern art, food, and culture that surrounded her. When she was a teenager, she was playing for live audiences, traveling often to Nashville, Austin, and LA. She’s written for Usher and has worked with The Weeknd, Jesse, Shatkin, Arcade, and many more. In 2018, she’s set to drop her debut EP.