Quelle Chris Teams Up With Cav, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov On 'Straight Shot'
Quelle Chris joins Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Grammy Nominated pianist Eldar Djangirov, and comedian James Acaster for the beautiful skyward looking new single ‘Straight Shot.’
The song is the second single from Quelle's upcoming album Guns (3/29) and offers a swirling dreamscape, a 6 minute vision of better things to come. When Frito Lay has been gourmet for so long and you continue to make and live with nothing but love, because while the bullshit is evident, so to is the glory of all your life's perfection. Melancholy, down-tempo, reflective, and pregnant with the light of promise, Quelle's new track Straight Shot plays like a choir being lifted by unseen angels.
On the single, Quelle said, "Straight Shot is one of those ideas that reached out to me, we got along and I simply showed it around town. The chorus, poem at the end and basic piano progression literally came to me in two separate dreams. My first thoughts were “I gotta introduce you to Bilal Salaam and James Acaster. Though I’m not sure just how to yet.” Then as we hung out I knew I needed to first introduce the idea to Chris Keys. Now initially I thought it was an interlude but quickly realized while hanging with Chris it was a song. After writing the first verse I knew I needed to invite Cavalier over to meet our new friend and felt it was time to also introduce it to Bilaal and James. And, just as I’d imagined, everyone got along with the song swimmingly. Finally Chris called on his friend, Eldar Djangirov, who tied everything together with a piano solo that seemed to effortlessly say as much as, if not more, than I can put into words about the entire song and our time together. The rest, as they say, is today."
One year after releasing the cult sensation, ‘Everything's Fine,’ Quelle Chris is back with a new solo album featuring artists like Jean Grae, Bilal Salaam, Denmark Vessey and many more. Known for his off the wall style that has inspired artists like Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown, Quelle is a true innovator and artist. The New York via Detroit artist has become recognised for his unique voice, having earned top marks from The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR, Bandcamp and many, many more. The newest album from the eccentric and talented artist is out everywhere on March 29, 2019 on Mello Music Group.