The ability to mimic emotions, forming soulful connections, soothing the racing mind; are some of the effects that music has on people. It has been scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain. According to recent studies and researches, music can help relieve pain, stress, symptoms of depression, and pressures. It has the power to increase the release of norepinephrine and melatonin, pleasure-causing substances, in the brain. This is the reason why people prefer listening to music when they are low or want to relax. Making the most of the effects of music on the brain is the Ivorian-American singer LaChaleur.
LaChaleur’s real name is Diomande Elliott. Born and brought up in the Bronx in New York, this young talent takes inspiration from his surroundings. Home to some of the industry’s heavyweights, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and many others, New York has a rich history in music. Absorbing the positive energy of the hip city, LaChaleur aspires to make it big in the music industry too.
As a child, LaChaleur always had a knack for creating music. For him, music was something that brought him peace and was an outlet for his emotions. His inclination towards music increased in 2006, during his sophomore year. Chaleur would jam with his friends after school and practice music every day. His best friend, Curtis, motivated him a lot. He was one of those good friends that made him realize his purpose in life – music.
Finding his passion from a young age made this 29-year-old singer headstrong towards his goal. Chaleur had a clear view of his goals in life and wanted to move in its direction. He dropped out of college in 2013 and gave up his subject of digital media arts to pursue music as a full-time career. He started practicing music professionally in 2017.
Music That Speaks to the Soul
As LaChaleur perceived music as an emotional outlet, he wanted others to feel the same too. As a modern-day artist, he is aware of the daily life struggles a person goes through. With his music, he aims to provide relief to the people and allow them to escape from their hectic lives for a while. The talented artist writes his song lyrics intending to produce songs that the new generation can relate to, bringing a fresh perspective in the music world.
LaChaleur’s music is a lot like the artist he is inspired by; they include Drake, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Usher, Busta Rhymes, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Pharell, and Timbaland. Walking in the footsteps of these world-class musicians, the emerging artist has set himself on the right track. His music is an expression of life and its different phases. He tries to create a link between the chaotic world his thoughts about it.
In 2007, he launched his debut music with his companion Curtis. It was freestyle on a beat that they both made. By creating his music from scratch, he does not want to compromise on any aspect of his music. He never settlements on the quality of music and uses the best possible techniques to create top-notch tracks. Apart from focusing on quality, LaChaleur also pays attention to the emotional aspect of the song. For him, the audience should be able to develop a connection with the song by resonating with its lyrics and swaying to the beats. As an audio engineer and music producer, he is aware of the strategies to woo people with his magical music.
To date, LaChaleur has worked with 27 Delly, Hass Irv, Efya, 147 Cal Boy, QDaFool. He has extended his services to them as a music producer, mixer, and songwriter. LaChaleur released his debut music album in 2017 and has since then released more than 20 singles. The popular ones are Vibrations, Lenny Kravitz, F.T.W. He is currently working on the scoring for a children’s animated series with Anna Nakano.
Apart from being a solo artist, LaChaleur has also formed a band with his love interest D’use Saida, called ‘La2us.’ Their brand is about creating timeless art and masterpieces. He says, “We are all about going as hard as possible from every angle. We are a strong duo, and our band is about family, and the people we surround ourselves with are too. Our band is about the inclusion of everyone. I want everyone in the world to relate to the music we make together. Whether that’s just one song or the whole project, I just want to change people’s lives.”