Our First Signs of Love feature is about that moment when you think you’ve found a new artist to love, and you simply can’t get enough. This week we shine the spotlight on Ella Winter.
Introducing Ella Winter
Ella Winter is a singer songwriter from Norwich, music has always been in her life and she recalls starting to sing at the age of 6 covering standards including ‘New York, New York’ and ‘The Lady is a Tramp’.
Last year she relocated to London to launch her career. Drawing on her own personal experiences she writes from the heart and immediately identified with the heart-break lyrics of influences including Adele and Alanis Morissette.
Debut Single ‘Burnt’
Ella’s debut single ‘Burnt’ delivers a simple, powerful message.
“Although you loved me, I still ended up getting hurt”
Ella Winter – Burnt
It’s a frank and immediately relatable story, while the subtle piano production ensures her vocals cut through with devastating clarity. Like a moth to a flame, who isn’t drawn to a sad song when experiencing their own relationship heartbreak? Burnt delivers a gloriously cathartic comfort blanket for anyone going through something similar.
Grey & Black
Ella releases her highly anticipated second single Grey & Black this Friday, be among the first to hear it by pre-saving it to your Spotify here. Can’t wait til then? The first 50 people to sign up here, get an exclusive preview.
Ahead of the release we were lucky enough to get a sneaky preview. From a dark haunting intro reminiscent of The XX, Ella’s cut through vocals burst through and it’s another beautiful heartbreaker. Reflecting upon relationship disappointment she asks…
“You showed me your true colours, I only saw grey and black. Well I thought we were lovers, you took and you gave nothing back. No more, will you be trouble. Is it courage or passion you lack. Tell me that. “
Ella Winter – Grey & Black
The single ends with an acapella breakdown, it’s a powerful ending, and leaves her words ringing in your ears. In an age dominated by swipe right culture Grey & Black is a reminder that courage, passion and commitment go a long way.
Discover More From Ella Winter
Keep an eye on Ella’s socials for details of live shows in 2020. She has already shared the stage with the likes of Faithless, Ward Thomas and Starsailor and performed at BBC Introducing and O2 Islington.
Listen to Ella Winter on Episode 278 of the Lost On Radio Podcast