Civil Interview: Elijah Blake Talks ‘Shadows & Diamonds,’ Being Emotional In R&B, And Keyshia Cole Friendship
Elijah Blake might be an unfamiliar name to some, but heâs definitely not new to this music thing. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter is the man behind some of your favorite R&B artistsâ tracks, and has been going hard at work next to No I.D. for the last few years to complete his debut album Shadows & Diamonds.
Working tirelessly on one of the more honest R&B albums of the new generation, the road hasnât been easy to get the music out. âI wanted to bring something new, but I also felt like my Achilles heel was working against me. So I was just in a dark place,â he explains.
If youâre an R&B fan, youâre definitely familiar with Elijahâs writing work, being that he is behind Usherâs âClimax.â As of lately, he has also done a lot of work with Keyshia Cole, who he says is âlike a sister.â âIt gets hard as a new artist, but sheâs the only one who cares,â he admires.