Ellis - March 13: (Royal Mountain Records/Fat Possum Records): Ellis is the stage name of Hamilton, Ontario dream-pop artist Linnea Siggelkow. She will release her debut full-length album Born Again on April 3, but is already the recipient of glowing praise from major international media outlets, including The New York Times, no less.
She may still be under the radar somewhat here, but we predict that will change fast.
On the heels of earlier singles Fall Apart and Embarrassing, March 13 is a short but oh so sweet interlude taken from the album. In a label press release, Ellis explains the tune this way: “March 13 plays right after the last single Embarrassing on the tracklisting, and is a reflection on a night on which I did embarrass myself. I acted badly and put someone I cared about in an unnecessary and uncomfortable situation, but refused to admit at the time that I was out of line.”
Clocking in at under 2 minutes, the track, something of a piano ballad, showcases Ellis' gently haunting voice in pristine fashion.
She goes on to describe the process of making the album as demanding. "When the record was finished, I didn’t feel how I had anticipated I would. I thought I was going to be feeling excited and fulfilled and proud of myself, but truthfully, I felt very depleted and drained and emptied out. The more I thought about why that was, the more I realized that I really did give this record all of myself, every last bit. But I feel like I’ve found some sort of closure and a better understanding of all the ways I’ve grown and the things I still have to work on."
Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz was a self-produced effort that promptly led to a deal with two noted indie labels, Canada's Royal Mountain Records and US label Fat Possum. She is now ready for prime time.
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