LISTEN | Elaine talks working with Drake, 'Right Now' & more to come!
Pretoria-born singer Elaine has given fans another dose of her vocals with her track Right Now, as she continues to take the world by storm.
Chatting to TshisaLIVE on the TshisaPOD, the star addressed the burning questions fans have about her relationship with Drake. It was rumoured that Elaine would be working with Canadian hitmaker Drake after receiving some of his Nocta merch. However, the star laughed off the rumours that she is best buds with the One Dance hitmaker.
“Who said I am on Drake's radar, girl? So to answer the question: Drake is an incredible artist, I love his music and he is also a really big inspiration of mine,” she said.
Talking about her latest single, Right Now, the US-based singer said the single moves away from the message of her debut album Positions and instead focuses more on her own struggles through rising popularity.
“It's really about being present, in the moment. I think I've struggled a lot with being present in the moment because I'm either always stuck in the past or thinking of the future. And it's important to be thinking about the future, to be present and share moments with people that you love and people love you back.
“Always be kind, you just never know what people are going to do. As much as I want people to be confident in themselves, they mustn't forget to act kind to the people around them,” said Elaine.
The artist got her big break when she signed to Columbia Records last year and feels that her rise to fame is a moment for black women, who are often the subject of her tracks.
“I think it's really just a moment for everyone who is super, super committed to music. Especially for black women, because those are the women I always keep in mind when I'm making music. So, I feel like my moment is a moment for all of us. It's a win for all of us. It's one step closer to bridging the gap and bringing Africa to the world, bringing African women to the world,” Elaine said
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