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PREMIERE: Ella Clair oozes effortless charisma on her debut EP

My Red, Your Red is the debut EP of Sydney-based songstress and darling Ella Clair, and it delivers exactly the connotations of its primary colour.

Romantic and rosy, wine-lipped and lovable, this six-track EP is absolutely delicious. Opening with the flirtatious Something, a dreamy girlishness is established right from the first heartbeat.

On her debut EP My Red, Your Red, Sydney singer-songwriter Ella Clair delivers an effortlessly charming slice of indie-jazz brilliance.

The Parisian jazz club vibe is tangible in the French-inspired Je M’appelle Madeliene, and there’s absolutely no translation needed between the sweet nothing lyrics, brass section and strings. If this EP was a glass of Shiraz, it would be full-bodied and peppery.

Just when you think you’ve pinned Ella somewhere between pop princess and jazz Queen, there’s a gritty guitar chug that’ll catch you off guard on the EP’s third track, Freddie. By the time the EP reaches the conclusion of its 20-minute run-time, you’ll have been completely spell-bound by Ella Clair’s effortlessly charming brand of music.

These still may be early days for this Sydney artist, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, listen to My Red, Your Red above.

If you’re in Melbourne this weekend, see the new EP performed live at the Gasometer Hotel. More info on that show here.


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May 31, 2019