I’m the wildest man you’ll ever love, and only a queen can tame me.”
The culture of R&B has evolved drastically over the last three decades, in terms of how society markets vocal talent and production. Ellis Bailey, from Chicago, is making his mark by creating a worldwide fan base, with just two years of production under his belt. Ellis has matured as both an artist and entrepreneur, maintaining a noteworthywork ethic by mastering the storytelling and nature of love, passion, and fine-tuning his route to success.
Not only does Ellis place heavy emphasis on creating music with a focus on love and relationships, he has proven his ability to drop knowledge on a handful of subjects. Creatively so, his production is untouchedand his lyrics set a new standard for R&B songwriting. His 2015 project Dorm Room Confessions (Ellis attended University of Arizona and studied Medicine) and upcoming 2016 album One Crazy Love Story, explore the dark side of the industry, sex, drugs, relationship turmoil, and of course, the ups and downs of life. Ellis’ first project features “Slow Down”, a song produced by Parisian DJ L.B. One featuring Amy Kirkpatrick.
From the age of 8, Kanye West, The-Dream, and Prince inspired Ellis’ musical creativity. Obtaining the knowledge and understanding of music from these musical pioneers gave Ellis the tools he needed to excel as a triple threat: a vocalist, songwriter, and performer.
In terms of what defines Ellis, Mr. Bailey is a laid-back, self-aware artist and father, actively taking his career by the horns and perfecting his craft. Ellis has worked vigorously with directors Marquis Simmons and Goodeye Cinema, creating visuals that leave you wanting to know more, while coming to understand his place in the industry as an artist. With a voice like Miguel’s and his use of live strings and percussion, Ellis is well on his way to another level. Next to The Weeknd and other artists known for glorifying the fast life and capitalizing on the notion of uninhabitedsex, lies, and Ellis’ desire to connect and build with fans. Ellis’ gratitude for his fans and supporters is like no other. His persistence and strategy are the force behind his ability to create solo and collaborate with others to achieve a common goal: success in numbers among a mix of demographics.
By inspiring up and coming artists and entrepreneurs, Ellis is working to mold the industry standards to reach a more innovative platform. He lives this out daily by thinking outside of the box and living by his own rules. Ellis’ musical platforms range from iTunes, Spotify, VEVO, MTV, and more – proving that his reach is far and wide, paving the way for his passion and attention to detail to speak volumes.