Ella Grace will be releasing her debut double A-side single on the 31st March at her intimate launch party at Bhuti! Ella will be performing there two tracks plus a short set alongside support tbc.
Since signing to Ont' Sofa Records in 2016, Ella has written a collection of beautiful tracks to release this year. Her debut material, a double A-side, was recorded outdoors by the sea and out in her family rowing boat bobbing at sea, in Swanage, Dorset.
'She' was recorded sat on a wall outside at the end of the garden which backs on to Swanage bay.
'We took a week and recorded these tracks outside of the seaside cottage I grew up in. Being in my natural element and recording live-takes with harmonies really captured the raw energy and essence of my music'
'Away From Here' was daringly recorded on her rowing boat at midnight out at sea (tied a buoy of course). With microphones and LED lights rigging up the boat, Ella sat at one end with her guitar and performed her track, while the crew listened in silence to the magic performance.
'Total magic! I love how make-shift its all been - a bit like how I make my music - I'm not a learned musician, I've not had lessons, its's just sort of flowed out of me and songwriting been my way of expressing my feelings since I was a lot younger. To record out in our rowing boat with a team of people who aren't scared of doing things a bit differently was a really amazing and unique experience for me. I hope to always find a way to do things a bit differently when it comes to creating pieces. A majority of the production on the tracks was made-up of sounds outside that we recorded - birds, fishing boats, the hum of bumble bees - alongside homemade shakers with shells we found and crushed up!’
Ticket price: £12 per person
Ont' Sofa Records