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Rising Singer-Songwriter-Producer Elijah Thomas Releases New Single, “Toot It” Featuring Kove’

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Elijah Thomas will be hitting the road this October and November in support of “What Am I to Do” and “Toot It.”

Elijah “Eli” Thomas knew music was his true love at a young age. Thomas’ commitment to his music became more of a passion rather than a pastime, he often found himself sharing the piano keys with his father, a talented musician and Army veteran.

It was in these moments he developed the capacity to learn music from both an instrumental and vocal standpoint. Over time, Thomas began singing at church while emulating Jackie Wilson, Prince and Michael Jackson at home.

At 15, Thomas auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” and at the age of 17 auditioned for “The Voice.” These experiences gave Thomas the confidence he needed to pursue a career in the music industry. Since then, he has performed on numerous occasions throughout his hometown of Kansas City and began meeting with industry veterans and record labels in the hopes of securing a recording contract.

As one who has had to deal with identity and self-confidence issues, Thomas plans to use his platform showing young adults they can be themselves without having to compromise. As an artist, he recognizes his dreams are not just for him, but to be shared with those in need of encouragement and inspiration. Thomas has been focused on a major musical project which is sure to secure his spot as a new-age, urban, game changer. The project includes work from the likes of Rey Reel, Lyrica Anderson, Slikk Muzik, Eric Bellinger, Ye Ali, Tasha Catour, Sheldon Body Jr, Courtlin Jabrae, Kove’, Omeretta and Joe Capo.

With this project Thomas is expected to reintroduce real R&B and pop music to this upcoming generation. He’s a true 360 artist, singer, songwriter, producer and performer.

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