Los Angeles-based multi-faceted rapper/songwriter Elle E.D. raises the ante with two new visuals from her stash, “Tokyo Drift” and ” Baddie”. The two records continue her slew of releases that display an inclination to stray from the norm. Ever since she broke the mould with her 2021 single “Melanin Drip“, the rising artist hasn’t looked back.
“Tokyo Drift” is pure bravado on steroids as Elle holds nothing back over the bass-heavy and brooding trap soundscape. From the dynamic cadences, inflections and vivid lyricism, Elle delivers the goods with much gusto reminding listeners that she is more than capable of holding her own as a rapper. The song is followed by a cinematic visual by Daniel Saboune who gives Elle the opportunity to fully showcase and express who she is on camera. From the gaudy and colourful outfits, energetic choreography and somewhat dark aesthetic, the visual takes it up a notch with its distinct Urban-Japanese style.
“Baddie” serves as the 6th release from Elle E.D and shows a different side of her artistry. Over a sombre piano-laden soundscape made up of warm textures, solemn horns and strings, Elle delivers her verse in spoken word style and pours out her heart before the track switches into a smooth backdrop marked by punchy drums and brass stabs. Elle takes us along as she reveals the ups and downs of her journey as a young black woman who went through the wringer to become a Baddie. The visual once again is directed by her longtime collaborator Daniel Saboune who taps into the emotional energy of the track with its excellent story boarding that trails Elle’s life amongst her friends and family alike.