Ego Ella May’s new single is the musical equivalent of running through a meadow of flowers. That feeling of the sun shining on your face surrounded by nature’s sounds, this record feels equally sweet and soothing. The British-Nigerian R&B talent fuses jazzy sounds into her records giving them a timeless feel. ‘Higher Self‘ is her latest addition to her string of 2023 releases. This record sees her share the peace she has found through self-love. Equally, it is a timely reminder that self-love is simple and supremely important.
New or long-time listeners quickly get the feeling Ego Ella May is carving out her own lane musically. Much like this polished yet leisurely-paced track, she is taking her time building her musical prowess. This artist’s discography is packed with inward-looking records. Furthermore, their music feels refreshingly simple and honest. If you are a fan of Cleo Sol or Pip Millett and love a jazzy undertone, Ego Ella May is your girl.
This song brings an upbeat, groovy rhythm coupled with silky vocals. It can bring warmth to your playlist in stark contrast to this cold season. Additionally, music like this breaks the monotony of empty-sounding self-important R&B.
Releases like ‘Higher Self‘ see this versatile artist deliver on the back of her extremely successful LP ‘Honey for Wounds‘ in 2020 and collaborative ‘BY THE WAY‘ EP with Theo Croker and D’LEAU. She may be a MOBO winner, securing writing credits for Ari Lennox, and recently shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, but she doesn’t fold under pressure to follow musical trends.
Ahead of the highly anticipated project ‘FIELDNOTES PT III‘, ‘Higher Self‘ is our taster of what’s to come. ‘Let this be a mantra to you’ she shared on X with her fans upon this release. Indeed a mantra, sung by a sweet voice with a big future ahead.