Brixton Electric, 12th June 2014
Tearing up Brixton Electric on Thursday 12th June was the exceptionally talented Ella Eyre! A name you may have come across following her feature with Rudimental back in 2013 and scoring herself a UK number one with Waiting All Night, Ella is now gearing up for her solo career. Previously billed as a support act for Rudimental and Naughty Boy, Ella’s only other headline show has been London’s XOYO in March 2014.
Having had the pleasure of seeing her perform numerous times, you would think the element of surprise would have gone by now right? But the fact I still got those pre-gig jitterbugs, I’m telling you now this girl is liquid gold. 2014 has already seen flourishing new artists such as Jesse Glynne, Kiesza come into the limelight but nothing compares to the vocal range and showmanship Ella proves she got at just 20 years old. Ella performed a highly energized 1 hour set which contained nothing less than 110% energy, 110% vocals and 110% volume for her signature curly mane!
Keen to give fans a taster of songs that will feature of her yet to be named album, she explained her 2nd track Time is about long distance relationships. Her staple rendition of Basement Jaxx’s Good Luck was well received, before explaining that she would sing one of her personal favourites called Home, dedicating it to her mum who was somewhere amongst the crowd.
Cute as a button but fierce like Queen Bey, it’s brand new song Come Back which she dedicated to her cheating ex-boyfriend that was the highlight of the night. Although she is young, featuring lyrics “We’ve all been played, We all get hurt, so take that pain and let the motherf**ker burn” when it comes to boys, she’s far from naïve. We certain hope this is the next single!
Predicable but by no means any less worthy, Ella ends with her debut single ‘If I Go’ which is due for release on July 6th.