Ego Ella May is a South London songwriter and vocalist. Her music is an interesting mix of neo-soul, r’n’b and jazz lines. We introduced her with the singles “Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys” and “How Long ‘Til We’re Home“.; now she’s back her first full-length called Honey For Wounds which was released in June via UpperRoom Records.
According to the press release, it ’ is a soul-tingling blend of Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul vocal musicality. Incredibly honest self-penned, personal and observational lyrics are laced with tales of self-healing, protest, love and loss, global issues and more. This is all set to a sonic backdrop crafted with some of the most exciting creatives including Alfa Mist, Theo Croker, Eun, Melo-Zed, Oscar Jerome, Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Wu-Lu, Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet), Maralisa (Space Captain), Tom Excell, Andrew Ashong and more.
As is apparent through her own writing, Ego Ella May has a high level of admiration for people who show their vulnerabilities through music, which she uses as a source of inspiration; “It’s so easy to lie to yourself and others, so I really admire people who have the audacity to be truthful”. Her song writing takes influences from equal measures of reflective moments of solitude, her interest in mental health and wellness, observations made while taking part in community-based charity initiatives and a desire to make the world a better, more honest place.
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