With a spirit spanning continents and genres, Elias Abid is a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Paris, France currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. Recognized for his production for Smino, Appleby, and other emerging talents, Elias will henceforth release music as an independent artist. His debut single, “Wayside,” signifies a new beginning for creative exploration and for artistic freedom.
As a child, Elias was exposed to the divergent cultures of Europe and the United States, as he would frequently travel to and from France and Missouri. At the young age of 12, Elias began to indulge in his musical interests playing guitar alongside his lifelong friend Quinn Cochran, of music duo Iris Temple. By the time he turned 16 years old, he had already produced, recorded, and DJed for mu