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5 TRACKS THAT HAVE SHAPED ELLA JANE’S SOUND

Calling Card is out now!

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Earlier this week, New York based singer-songwriter ella jane unveiled her latest single Calling Card. To celebrate the release, the singer has shared with us five tracks that shaped her sonic sound!


Speaking of the release, the singer details: "Calling Card was inspired by three things, respectively: the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), the serial killer unit in my high school forensics class (2020), and a boy who led me on during my freshman year of college (2021). The movie sparked within me an unnerving (though far from uncommon) fascination with serial killers; more specifically, the Manson murders of 1969. The careful romanticization of not the tragedy itself, but the circumstances surrounding it, captivated me.


For the remainder of that summer, I couldn’t stop thinking about it - about how any innocent, unsuspecting person can fall victim to such heinous acts of violence, all at the hand of someone they once found to be only charming or intriguing. I thought about it through a much less serious lens as well, struck by the idea of illusion and deception, and how plainly easy it is to be deceived. I tried writing about it, but as most of my writing is personal and I couldn’t recall any particular acts of duplicity against me nor recent run-ins with murderers, I shelved the idea for a later date."


Here are 5 tracks that have shaped ella jane's sound...


CLEAN BY TAYLOR SWIFT

Clean by Taylor Swift is a favorite of mine. The lyrics, structure, and simplicity largely inspired my first release, The City.




I DON’T WANNA BE FUNNY ANYMORE BY LUCY DACUS

An incredible song by Lucy Dacus with this incredible movement and cadence. Lucy’s writing has a massive impact on my own.




SLIP AWAY BY PERFUME GENIUS

Slip Away by Perfume Genius was a big reference track for me and my producer on bored&blind. It’s an all time favorite - that mallety, rhythmic string going on is so captivating.




BEAST OF BURDEN BY THE ROLLING STONES

When I was writing the sellout I was in a BIG Beast of Burden phase (The Rolling Stones). The guitar quality is just so smooth.




SUPERCUT BY LORDE

I would be remiss if I didn’t include a song from Melodrama on this list. Lorde’s lyricism and the sound she created with Jack Antonoff on this album permeates everything I do. At this point it’s subconscious.




Calling Card is out now! Watch the visual below.


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