Eli Sostre hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. The Brooklynite impressed with his August EP Still Up All Night, a project that showcased his dreamy, hard-hitting vocals over synthy instrumentals. Sostre put himself in the display case with the project, which he described as “a piece of [himself].”
Fresh off touring with Amir Obè, Sostre has dropped back-to-back tracks on consecutive days: “Neighbors” and “Nobody.” Both produced by Soriano, each bring a different aspect of Sostre’s skill set to the fore. “Nobody” gives us Sostre in the spotlight; solo over synth vocals and a minimal beat, he tries to woo a romantic interest, singing that he doesn’t “need nobody but you.” “Neighbors,” which also features Atlanta’s Pollári, is immediately different. Soriano lets his instrumental to build up underneath Sostre, dropping with Eli’s natural cadence as he bounces in and out. Pollári takes over the second half, adding his unique vocals while repeating Sostre’s warning that the track might “wake up the neighbors.”
Eli Sostre’s work ethic is immense. Since dropping Still Up All Night, he has toured, released four new songs, and announced a new project to be released on December 17th. Based on his track record, it might do you well to start familiarizing yourself with Eli sooner rather than later. Stream “Neighbors” and “Nobody” below, and check out Still Up All Night here.