Elan Atias to Perform at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Festival
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:41:45
Plucked from of obscurity at 19 fill the hallowed shoes of beloved genius Bob Marley, reggae's "young lion" Elan Atias was the frontman for legendary band The Wailers for nearly a decade. With his solo album We Are, out now, Elan builds upon his devotion to Marley by blending pop, soul and reggae into a beautiful, upbeat audible treat.
We Are highlights Elan's signature vocals paired with uplifting melodies and thoughtful lyrics. The record's message is rooted in bringing people together through music via the theme of One Love. Elan explains, "We Are is raw singer-songwriter, roots, happy, fun, pop music with a reggae twist. I hope that listening to the album helps people cut through the daily clutter that prevents us all from relating to each other and giving unconditional love."
The album's first single "Step Into The Sunshine" caught the attention of Sports Illustrated, who will be featuring Elan as one of 17 artists in its first ever showcase of emerging artists in the annual (and much loved, by men at least) swimsuit issue on stands, on http://www.SI.com, and across all Tablet editions on Feb. 14.
To celebrate the synergy between music and the magazine, the inaugural Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Music Festival two-day event will be held Feb. 15 and 16 in Las Vegas. Free and open to the 21+ public, catch Elan Atias' on Feb. 15 at 8 PM in the Castellana Room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. (Swimsuit-clad models will be grooving side-stage).
MJ Day, Senior Editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit says, "We're excited to shine the enormous spotlight of Swimsuit on to these 17 emerging artists, the same way we have helped to illuminate the stars of our models for nearly 50 years. Music plays such an important role in setting the mood for Swimsuit shoots. It can take the tone from fun to sultry; it's amazing how vital music is to the editorial process."
Are you going to check out this event an Elan Atias?
Read an interview with Elan over at The Celebrity Cafe.