Ella Eyre’s wild and beautiful mane of hair will no doubt be the first thing you notice about her. Her hair is just so glorious that it even has its own hashtag: #EllasHair. But then she opens her mouth to sing, and we have yet another reason to envy her. Called the “British Beyoncé,” Ella is on her way to become a household name in her own right thanks to her raspy, soulful vocals and her eclectic singing style, a mix of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop.
A BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology graduate, the 20-year-old Brit seems to know where she wants her music to go and how it should sound. The final result is track after track of powerful vocals and personal lyrics, with a mix of sounds that puts her somewhere between female powerhouses Adele and the late Amy Whinehouse.
She first caught everyone’s attention in 2013 after her vocals were featured on London-based band Rudimental’s track “Waiting All Night.” Her melodic voice was the perfetion addition to the electronic pop/dance track and it went on to score the number one spot on the charts. They then went on to win the British Single of the Year at the last Brit Awards. Ella then placed second at the 2014 Critic’s Choice Award.
On the heels of that successful collaboration, her debut single “Deeper” quickly received a ton of praise. Her EP of the same name also debuted to a critical acclaim and gave fans just a taste of what’s to come.
With collaborations with the likes of Bastille, Tinie Tempah and Naughty Boy under her belt, there is much anticipation for Ella’s debut album. Case-in-point, her latest single, “If I Go,” is just another hit waiting to happen. The accompanying music video was only release weeks ago and we’re obsessed.
The humble and talented girl has been working on her debut album for three years, and we only have to wait a few more months to snag a copy. Until then, her EP Deeper is currently available on iTunes, and I suggest you hurry and download it ASAP.
Name: Ella Eyre
Origins: London, United Kingdom
Used in a sentence: With a vocal range to envy and a wild, beautiful mane of hair, Ella Eyre is on track to becoming one of the most sought-after talents in music.
File next to: Emeli Sandé, Amy Whinehouse
Download: The EP, Deeper