Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter EYLIE is pleased to announce details of a brand-new single ‘Singing Without You’ and will be accompanied by an intimate, personal visual homage to her late father.
She says: “The words and melodies in this song were born out of the void that was created when my father passed. I celebrated life with my daddy, through music. We sang together… I’ll keep singing without him, to honour his life”.
Born Nicole Elie Touma to Lebanese parents who had settled in a small town called Skovde in Central-Southern Sweden, Eylie has already enjoyed critical success where she calls home. With influences ranging from Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, H.E.R, Daniel Caesar through to Jasmine Sullivan, she has spent the past eight years honing her craft – ‘Don’t Give Up on Me’, a song she had written at the age of fifteen for her sick father (who unfortunately later passed away from cancer) caught the attention of various Swedish labels – ‘Singing Without You’ sees her emerge in earnest as an artist to keep an eye on.
Upon discovering that Eylie was a singer during a chance encounter in a Swedish restaurant, legendary musical icon and 80-times Grammy-nominated Quincy Jones asked her immediately to sing on the spot and was promptly blown away by her talent.
Eylie would go on to work closely with Efe Ogbeni, a Sony exec who looked after Davido, Lady Gaga, Red One and Akon. Shortly after, Roc Nation’s Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber), stumbled across the singer during his Online Talent Search and signed her immediately on an artist development deal. In 2016, Eylie ended up being one of the 10 finalists on the Swedish Idols show.
An evocative journey hand-in-hand with faithful instrumentation, accompanied by a seductive and seemingly effortless fragility, ‘Singing Without You’ marks a new chapter and makes for an impressive introduction to a wonderful new artist.
Check out the exclusive XS Noize video premiere of ‘Singing Without You’ – BELOW: