Ella Eyre

FRESH: ‘New Me’ – Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre premiere’s new video for “New Me”

The formidable Ella Eyre premieres the video for her incredible new single “New Me”, out now on Island Records. Heralding a new year and embodying a triumphant sense of independence and empowerment, “New Me” evokes that moment post breakup you regain the self-assurance and self-love you may have lost during a once turbulent relationship. It follows on from her superb single “Mama” and, of course, her collaboration with Sigala on the song “Just Got Paid”.

“New Me” also affirms an awesome new era for the 25-year-old singer-songwriter powerhouse and performer, as she recently signed a deal with the legendary Island Records. Following the loss of her father and with the whole-hearted support of her new label, Ella returned to her roots in Jamaica, flying some of her favorite writers and producers over to the island’s famous Geejam Studios (Rhianna, Drake, Diplo et al.) to create some of her most stunning work to date.

Having worked with the likes of Banx & Ranx, Shakka, Kiana Ledé and Yxng Bane on the new material, Ella has for the first time arrived leading her own team, working on her own terms. She is also touring this year with a string of dates opening in Glasgow on May 27th and close in Bristol on June 3rd, featuring a London headline show at the 02 Forum Kentish Town on June 2. Tickets go on general sale Friday 24th January at 9AM.

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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!