Alice Ella

FRESH: ‘Somewhere Else’ – Alice Ella

Alice Ella releases her new single “Somewhere Else”.

by Christopher Smith

Known for her soulful voice and ambient production, Alice Ella has come back once again with a catchy hook amidst beautiful dark tones. “When I was writing ‘Somewhere Else’, I wanted to get across the feeling of being so immersed within the intimacy of a relationship that I would forget everything else going on in my life, even if just for a moment. I was able to escape my own body and feel like nothing else mattered. The song is about my personal journey of recovery from chronic ill health, when I longed to escape the prison my own body had become. I hope that it will connect with people going through dark times and this song is for anyone who wants to escape from themselves, escape from everyday life and feel freedom”.

The single, produced by Scott Stoddart (one half of the well known production duo ‘Dasco’) features two remixes – a ‘future house’ mix by Jeff Nang and an ‘alternative mix’ by Uncon. The video encapsulates the raw emotion of the song and fragility of the lyrics. Live video footage is projected onto Alice’s body, cutting to vintage shots that represent escapism and freedom. Intimate moments to camera, contrasted by dynamic projections, create tension alongside Alice’s captivating and powerful performance.

Alice Ella’s debut single “Summer Sun” was successfully crowdfunded by a kickstarter campaign and used for a Roland / Boss vocal pedal advert. This was then followed by her second single “24 Obsession” with a sold out headline show at the Hospital Club London. Currently the voice of McDonald’s across America, Alice also recently starred in the new Yamaha advert across social media. She also sang the title song “Motherless Child” for the feature film ‘Grand Piano’ starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, acting as Kerry Bishés singing voice double. She also duetted with Emeli Sandé for the Brit Awards campaign 2012 and following this was booked as the opening act for Jessie J.

Alice has recently had one of her original songs “Broken” played on Australia’s Love Island. This song was also used for an advert for the TV series Dr Foster in Russia. Having co-written many songs, Alice wrote “Let You Go” released by Angie Vu Ha – named as Asia’s ‘Number 1 Female DJ’ by the prestigious ‘Top 10 Asia’, and “My Air” – a record released by Deborah Cox and produced by world famous DJ Offer Nissim. She also wrote and featured on “Resurrection”, the key track to Ironik’s EP “Independently Unstoppable” which reached No.15 in the iTunes Charts. Alice also has another upcoming release with Angie Vu Ha planned for 2019.

Known for her covers of popular songs, Alice has had over 200,000 views on her YouTube channel. She has also featured on Balcony TV, light switch TV, an acoustic A64 on SBTV and her tracks have been played on radio across the UK, Australia, and on BBC stations including BBC Introducing. Alice also sells her own range of merchandise giving all profits to the charity M.E.Action, a charity close to Alice’s heart, and has collection boxes out at her gigs. Alice recently featured on Channel 4’s First Dates helping to raise awareness and understanding for M.E. and for invisible illnesses. She also films vlogs on this subject which she uploads to her YouTube channel.

For more about Alice, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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