Elmiene “Crystal Tears”

Today, Elmiene shares his new single “Crystal Tears.” Produced by D’Mile (Rihanna, Ty Dolla $ign, Victoria Monét), the new song follows the January release of his EP LIVE At Rak Studios, which showcased live renditions of highlights from Elmiene’s 2023 EP Marking My Time.



The new single sees Elmiene making clear references to early 2000s R&B as seen on “Mad At Fire” along with the spirit of 70’s soul ballads. The arrival of “Crystal Tears” hints at the beginning of a new era for the rising artist.

Despite having only released a couple of EPs, 22-year-old Elmiene has already made waves in the music scene. The allure of his live set is clear from his COLORS appearance, where he played an unplugged version of fan favorite “Endless No Mores” and was likened to “the magic of D’Angelo mixed with Sampha.” His 2021 track “Golden” went viral after Benji B handpicked it to soundtrack Virgil Abloh’s final Louis Vuitton show. In short order, he was invited to perform alongside Robert Glasper and Yasiin Bey for a subsequent Louis Vuitton show in Paris, notably Elmiene’s first public live performance ever. Since then, he has appeared on critically acclaimed albums by Stormzy and Lil Silva, signed with Def Jam Recordings (US) and Polydor (UK), performed at Glastonbury, made his TV debut on Later… With Jools Holland, and sold out four headline shows in London all before officially closing the books for 2023 with his North American tour.