Well, we’ve made it through another year. In the midst of creating new resolutions for the New Year, I’m always on the quest to discover timeless artists, that are attempting to prove to everyone that they are indeed the next biggest star status or accolade. I’m very optimistic that 2017 will provide us true lovers of pure authentic music, a quenching for that incredible thirst. To kick off the 2017 series of “Women that Rock” artist profile, I present to some and introduce to others. Ella Mai (pronounced Ella Mae).
A native of the U.K. Ella moved to New York at the tender age of 12, and then in 2014, while residing back in London for the second time of her life, she competed on the popular TV show X factor. She performed along side a group called Arize, and even though they didn’t make it through the competition, the exposure did provide the opportunity for Ella Mai to try her hand at becoming a solo artist.
Ella’s impressive writing style comes through strongly in her music. She managed to accumulate a rather large fan base after uploading a four track EP to Soundcloud, which ultimately gained attention of DJ Mustard who signed her as a young artist on DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers label. So this proves that sometimes things and events happen for a definite reason. Ella Mai’s well controlled voice is heard loud and clear on every track. She clearly possesses the talent of a poised artist. She is celebrating the release of her EP entitled “Change”, this six track EP produced the debut single entitled “She Don’t”, that features “Ty Dolla $ign” one of the most underrated new school artists. Just to let you know this guy is very talented also. But, back to the track, this song shows off Ella’s excellent singing and writing skills. I was absolutely in aw of this track. Actually, every track is filled with so much passion and heart that they truly speak to the soul in each an every one of us. Whenever you need to hear that special song to really express how you’re really feeling or if you are going through something in a relationship, this amazing EP has it for you.
To my hardcore music lovers of great R&B music. Here’s your first awesome CD for the year to add to your collection. Get ready guys, I think that 2017 is going to provide us with some amazingly talented artist.
Leslie A. Thomas is a music blogger and lover of all this sophisticated. Check out my blog, The Sophisticate, and follow me on Twitter: @LBoogie252005.