Q&A With Marcelle Elmore
Feb. 23, 2021
What can you tell us about your latest release "Hopeless Romantic"?
"Hopeless Romantic" is about a relationship that I was recently in a couple months ago. I met someone who brought me genuine happiness. One of our love languages was sending each other songs to listen. At this point in time, I was learning how to produce and chop samples. For her birthday, I was planning on making her a vinyl with our favorite R&B songs songs chopped up and sampled into more of the trap sound that she likes. Sadly, I messed up things with her and we ended on bad terms before her birthday. With the love I still have for her, I made this project in dedication to her. I chose certain samples and dialogue to illustrate my feelings towards her. She holds a special place in my heart and I wanted to show her that I meant that.
What are some of your favorite albums of all time?
I have three albums that I considered to be my all time favorites. As a producer, production is one of the main criteria for a good album for me. "J Dilla's Donuts' is just amazing to listen to and inspires me to be more of a sampled-based producer. "Madvillainy" by Madvillain has to be one of the greatest albums to ever exist. I love the way Madlib and MF DOOM team up to make classic music. Last one will have to be Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." At first, I did not care for this album, but I was going through tough hardships and couldn't catch a break and I listened to "Devil in a New Dress" and instantly fell in love. That album saved my life. Literally.
What’s next for Marcelle Elmore?
Right now, I want to continue making beats, but I want to stay in the boom bap/lo-fi lane. That's originally the sound I was going for in my beat production. I am currently working on another beat tape called Heartbreak Hotel, and this is going to be more of a lo-fi sound.