Bethlehem, PA – Eli Andrews was your average high school student from a sleepy Pennsylvania town; popular amongst friends, a baseball star, and music – while a hobby at first – had never truly been on the artist’s radar. After friends graduated, Eli found himself depressed and without an outlet. Enter Chris, Eli’s best friend, who suggested they try their hands at music. Thus began an endeavor as a music group, which was ultimately unsuccessful. “We were absolutely terrible. I basically got laughed at.” Eli took it all in stride, laughing along with friends, but soon the laughter inspired the young artist to take music more seriously. The more people laughed, the more he wanted to prove them wrong, that he could be a serious musician. “I didn’t want to be ‘normal.’ Everyone was going to school, getting a job, getting married. The white picket fence situation.” Andrews knew life had more in store for his life. Suddenly, he began studying hip hop the way some people study a language, falling asleep to hip hop records and using every opportunity to develop his craft. Still, the expectation is that he would follow the standard course for life, so he entered community college, but found no passion for his studies. “I would skip class and make beats in the car.” Ultimately, it was decided that music was the only future for Eli Andrews, and he set out to make a name for himself in the music industry.
The road has been difficult, but Eli Andrews has used every outlet possible to develop himself as an artist. He first found a (heavy metal) studio to record his first songs. “I hate heavy metal,” admits the artist, “but the studio had the mic I was looking for.” A self-starter, the performer began marketing himself on Instagram, reaching out to other successful artists as a way to springboard himself into notoriety. He caught the eye of many successful artists, and even secured a meeting with head honchos at a major music label, but each attempt fell flat. Now, more than ever, Eli Andrews is ready to use his connections and his newest, best music to date to make a name for himself.
His latest project, No Filter, is a single that was released April 26th. Catchy and fun, “it’s a song for the ladies,” explains the artist. The song is about seeing life without a filter, and ultimately saying that the girl in the song “doesn’t need a filter.”
Thought the future is unknown, one thing is certain: Eli Andrews is a fighter, and is willing to put in the work. “I’m hungry for success at all costs,” he says, “I’ll do whatever it takes. I’m eager for criticism, even, and will listen and see what I can do to be better.” Every letdown has made Eli Andrews even more inspired to create musical magic, and one can expect great things from him.