British singer Ella Rosa sets up her upcoming EP with her new single “Englishman In New York”.
Born and raised in the town of Henley-on-Thames, Ella Rosa started her musical journey as an opera singer. She would later move to New York City, continuing her love of music by studying the art at The New School. The young singer would later transition into R&B music after being inspired by artists such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Amy Winehouse. Described as a storyteller, Ella Rosa draws inspiration from her own life experiences – from family and personal relationships to the trials and tribulations of moving countries as she currently resides in Los Angeles.
Ella Rosa’s first single, “Myself”, was released in early 2020 – gaining the young songstress recognition in the music industry. This resulted in Ella Rosa being featured in media outlets such as Complex, GQ, EARMILK, FLAUNT, and Wonderland Magazine. She also had the opportunity to collaborate with fellow artists Geoffro, Kiah Victoria, and more recently Jeaux – for remixes of “24 Hours” and “Myself”. Her most recent EP, Yellow Blazer, was released in October 2020; which featured the tracks “Selfish”, “Till the Love” and “Take Yourself Home”.
Her new single “Englishman In New York” is a cover of Sting’s 1988 song. Sting wrote the track after meeting the eccentric Quentin Crisp – who had moved from London to Manhattan. Ella Rosa’s 2021 rendition manages to keep the song’s jazzy feel while adding her own style to it. The song has more of an electronic sound which is complemented by Ella Rosa’s subtle soulful vocals and jazzy undertones. She manages to convey’s the song’s message of being yourself – no matter where you come from and what people think, it’s important to embrace your individuality and authenticity.
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