Ella Rosa has this dreamy sound, her hypnotic voice just hits all the right spots. Her new EP, Eff Off...I'm Fine, feels so fresh and vivid. We talked to her about how her sound has developed and what's been inspiring her lately.
How does it feel to have your EP out in the world?
Ella Rosa: Really interesting you should ask - I honestly dread releasing music! I love the writing process, I love collaborating and I love preparing for a release - but on release day I feel sick and kind of wait by my phone to see what the reaction is. Luckily this EP has garnered a lot of love and support from the music community and beyond so I am super happy. Aside from release day I am so grateful to be able to share the music that I’m developing throughout the years. It feels like a dream to be able to do this every day
Tell me about the song “Nothing Sacred” what's the story behind it?
Ella Rosa: That one was a really angry writing session, funnily enough. I wrote it a week after I broke up with my long term boyfriend and I came to the realization that I’ve put so much weight and importance on this person while they had put zero effort in the relationship at all. He was a lot older than me and definitely more jaded and it just made me really angry that someone who had been through all of this before was taking advantage of my ignorance/naivety.
How do you feel like your sound has developed since your debut EP?
Ella Rosa: I think with every project I’m putting out my sound has gotten stronger and stronger. I feel as though I am learning myself throughout each body of work I put out.
What has been one of the biggest challenges for you in your career?
Ella Rosa: Showing people that this isn’t just a hobby and that I don’t really like taking no for an answer.
What else has been inspiring you lately?
Ella Rosa: I’ve been really inspired by psychedelics and underground dancing in LA. My next project is a lot more dancey and definitely inspired by some more grungy European style music
What’s your best piece of advice for young women?
Ella Rosa: Keep your guard up and let your work do the talking.
What do you hope listeners take away from your latest single "Oasis"?
Ella Rosa: I wrote the song in hopes that people realize that while everything is going on in the world, bad as it may be, we can make our own oasis. It may sound corny but realizing that helped me get through a lot of hard times.
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