Welsh speaking, London based, independent singer-songwriter ELA has built an army of fans since her voice was showcased on the BBC One hit drama series, Keeping Faith.
Following her second single Those Feels reaching fans in the United States and being playlisted on Apple Music’s New Music Daily, and DJ Adam Walton referring to ELA’s music as “excellently done, with a real sense of personality and soul” her new release is Electric Love – an energetic, 80s inspired dance track.
Writing Music is Healing Process For ELA
ELA finds writing music has helped her healing process and therapy for her and, with her mum a director (Pip Broughton) and her dad an actor (Aneirin Hughes), ELA has always been influenced by TV. The hit Netflix series Sex Life influenced Electric Love, which is an anthem for anyone who has ever escaped a controlling relationship.
ELA says: “Watching the show, I felt moved and connected to the main character, Billie, so much. After being in a controlling relationship myself, and managing to break free, after getting strength back I started exploring my own experiences with falling in lust.
“The song is about coming to terms with the fact that I’m my own person, who can go out feeling empowered and have positive experiences, rather than feel alone.
“I wanted to create a song that captures that feeling of being optimistic, strong and free after feeling trapped. I wrote the verses in 2 hours, and knew I wanted a trippy dance section to excel the vibe and Tom Forte provided the goods.”
ELA Joins Forces With Tom Forte on New Release
ELA worked with producer and musician Tom Forte on Electric Love, who brings energy and bounce to his recordings. Capturing the attention of DJ Magazine, Tom fuses four-to-the-floor grooves with electronic warmth and live instrumentation. His production on Electric Love pays homage to the iconic records of 80s disco that have been influential in the evolution of dance music.
ELA, who performed with Tom last month, said: “I’ve never been more excited about releasing a song. After performing Electric Love at O2 Academy Islington with Tom and seeing my fans’ positive reaction, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the world thinks. I know so many people will relate to the lyrics and what it feels like to be free and fall in lust.”
- Electric Love is out now on all streaming platforms.