11 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Less than a minute into “404 (Intro)” on ELHAE’s debut album, it seems as if the Atlanta-based singer is taking inspiration from the most baroque music in Kanye’s catalog. But it’s a musical misdirect: He soon switches to woozy minimalism, spinning a confessional tale over wan boom-bap on “Hartley Bridge” and delivering a lascivious come-on in the spectral slow jam “Comfortable.” Listeners are left to get willfully lost in low-simmer beats and hazy murmured vocals.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Less than a minute into “404 (Intro)” on ELHAE’s debut album, it seems as if the Atlanta-based singer is taking inspiration from the most baroque music in Kanye’s catalog. But it’s a musical misdirect: He soon switches to woozy minimalism, spinning a confessional tale over wan boom-bap on “Hartley Bridge” and delivering a lascivious come-on in the spectral slow jam “Comfortable.” Listeners are left to get willfully lost in low-simmer beats and hazy murmured vocals.

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