Live, there’s an improvisational approach to her vocals, a dizzying, free-flying journey that skirts around an aural vortex marked by neo-soul, vintage jazz, and left-field hip-hop.
For a while now, her work has been sought after, a vibrant fusion-based sound that speaks eloquently about love, loss, self-worth, and so much more.
Debut album ‘Honey For Wounds’ was released just a few days ago, and it’s a glorious listen; there’s a performance feel on many of the songs, with the fluid sessions featuring guest spots from the likes of Oscar Jerome, Wu-Lu, and Joe Armon Jones.
At the centre, though, is Ego Ella May’s stunning voice, and her wonderful songwriting skills. Responding to the world around and within her, ‘Honey For Wounds’ is a testament to her spirit, and music’s role during the self-healing process.Source: https://www.clashmusic.com/features/in-conversation-ego-ella-may
French prog rock. Dig the moody, spare instrumentals and vocalist’s style. The second track gives off a fun 90s grunge vibe.
Her voice is so smooth, and I love how the instrumentals add minimal textural punctuation in the background before swelling with that brassy crescendo…
A cover of a Nick Drake song that is also worth a listen.