“For someone as musically talented as House Of EL, one would think ego might come with the territory, but there’s not an ounce of it to be found.” – CLASH MAGAZINE
“The man who doesn’t want to be put in a box” – GUAP
‘Tight, insistent funk”– Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6
“Sublime” – COMPLEX
Besides being one of the co-writers & producers of one of the biggest hits of this summer, Becky Hill’s ‘Disconnect’, House of EL has been honing in on his own craft quietly in the background.
If you ever feel like the relentless presence of falsehoods in our world makes it a constant struggle to discern and uphold the simple truth, then you might be familiar with the concept of House of EL’s brand new single “Tell Me Truth.” On this new track, the Northampton-based artist delves into the sonic blueprint that has catapulted him to the uppermost strata of the music landscape, characterised by the fusion of his distinctive, jazzy guitar motifs harmoniously interwoven with velvety drum rhythms, creating an evocative lyrical journey that leads listeners towards self-discovery and reflection.
House of EL elaborates on the track, saying: “Tell me the truth is really touching back into the energy where I’m asking questions and the question here is truth versus a lie. I feel like we live in a world where there’s many lies, I feel like the hardest thing to do is to sift through all the noise. We have people that are trying to exploit people, communities, creatives and creativity for financial gain, we just need a break and we as humanity just need the simple truth. I want to tell the truth and I want to be a leader in that and put that through my music in every way I can.”
House of EL has earned a formidable reputation for crafting music that effortlessly transcends boundaries and genres. With the addition of “Tell Me the Truth” to his ever-growing collection, alongside his previous single “Pull Up,” featuring the Virginia native Saeyki, and his “When It Rains It Pours” EP released in March, he continues to reinforce his position as a trailblazing force in today’s rapidly evolving music scene.
The most recent accolade to add to his ever growing collection of feats is an incredible sync on Lancôme’s most recent campaign featuring Zendaya, with his 2018 single “Elijah” featuring the talents of Laura Mvula and Jay Prince – see here.
With a remarkable track record and a growing list of endorsements from renowned platforms including Colors, Clash, Complex, Trench, Wonderland, Notion, BBC Radio 1, and 6 Music, House of EL has not only accumulated a plethora of accolades but also established itself as the driving creative force behind the musical endeavors of illustrious artists. Collaborating with the likes of Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae, Kano, Joey Badass, Emili Sandé, Paloma Faith, and Chase & Status, to name just a few, House of EL has excelled in the background as a music producer and songwriter. However, taking a bold leap into the limelight as a solo artist was a momentous step that added a new and exciting dimension to his already impressive legacy.
Born as Kieron McIntosh, House of EL initially gained recognition as a jazz trumpeter, where he rooted himself in jazz and improvisational music. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, including Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Joy Division, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Wonder, and Miles Davis, House of EL showcases an extraordinary artistic versatility, consistently pushing boundaries with his innovative fusion of musical styles. He stands as a truly unique and exceptional artist.
House of EL takes a comprehensive approach to his music, serving as the primary writer, producer, and performer. He is also the driving force behind his label, WUNDERKIND. In 2023, WUNDERKIND established a strategic partnership with the Venice Music Collective, which includes notable artists like Brent Faiyaz, Kota The Friend, and Thuy, acting as their distribution partner for upcoming releases.
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