Ella McCready will release her debut EP ‘Breathe’ out today and it’s a debut not to be missed. Having released 7 singles in the space of a year, Ella has been working hard at creating a space for herself in the industry as a hugely powerful vocalist and songwriter. This EP sees Ella take a step away from some of the upbeat dance pop that we’ve heard her release so far, and go right back to what feels like her true musical roots. It is a real showcase of her captivating voice and uplifting song writing.
‘Breathe’ was co-written by Ella and UK- based musician Jacob Stoney, and co produced by Stoney and LA-based producer Jeremy Rompala. Between these 3 artists, something magical has been created. Ella writes about ‘offering up her soul’ each time she puts music out into the world and asks the listener to ‘hold it gently’.
Ella McCready- Breathe EP
The first single to be released from the EP was ‘What it’s Worth’, this is a song about songwriting. But more broadly speaking, it’s a song about the cost of sharing your art with the world. “It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to be able to open yourself up to other people’s opinions on something you’ve created;” it feels like ‘offering up your soul’, as the song goes.
The Lead single from the EP is ‘I Choose You’ a song that encompasses the emotion of the whole EP, with an anthemic, uplifting ending showcasing Ella’s powerful vocals. The whole album touches on the feelings of hurt, contentment, powerlessness, gratitude and self love and all drawn from Ella’s personal experiences. “‘I Choose You’ actually helped me make one of the biggest decisions I’ve had to make in the last year. I had been through a messy and difficult break up that had been entirely instigated by a man I was very much in love with. A month had gone by and then he’d come back into my life asking for a second chance. I walked into a writing session knowing that what I walked out with would be a song about him, but not knowing whether it would be positive or negative. I think the extremely uplifting nature of this track says it all – ‘I choose to love and not to hate’.”
Ella McCready’s debut EP ‘Breathe’ will be available on all streaming platforms now, with first single ‘What It’s Worth’ OUT NOW.
Ella also has an EP launch gig at the Water Rats, Kings Cross, London on the 4th September 2022, tickets are available HERE.