After making a reputation for himself with a string of spectacular covers, 18-year-old singer-songwriter Eli Derby has shared the video for his debut single “Gaslight,” premiering above.
The Maryland-raised artist, who acquired his start in music by drumming and performing in a church choir, is ready to launch his first project by way of LVRN and Interscope Records later this 12 months. Blending R&B with hip-hop production sensibilities, “Gaslight” is a promising introduction from the multi-talented musician. Its slick, Carlon Ramong-directed video sees Derby strolling his date home before she fades away, Infinity War model.
Derby also confirmed up on LVRN’s Christmas album Home for the Holidays last 12 months, showing alongside the likes of Summer Walker and 6lack.
“My musical inspirations are boundless, I can listen to Prince and Michael Jackson in the same sitting as the Beatles and Tyler, the Creator,” Eli told Complex on the event of his new launch. “What they have in common is the ability to evoke emotion, and that’s what I try to do with my own music. For ‘Gaslight’ it was about making sure the person listening felt okay not knowing what to call their ‘situation.’ And that sometimes uncertainty can be exactly what you need in the moment.”
He also shared a reflective clip about his journey as a musician within the lead-up to the video and single. “I’ve been doing covers religiously every week since ,” the motivational IG post begins:
Catch the premiere of Eli Derby’s “Gaslight” visible up high.