19 year-old songstress Ella Henderson is one to watch. She’s already conquered the British charts, and I’m happy Ella is jumping over the pond and gracing us with her angelic, yet powerful voice. Her song “Ghost” went Platinum and was #1 on the UK Singles Charts. And her song “Yours” is even more moving.
An X-Factor Finalist (6th place ain’t bad) Ella has gracefully transitioned from a reality show competition to boldly facing the music industry. Her maturity and understanding during this challenging interview honestly impressed me.
Slightly more pop than Adele, her voice still has the same powerful ability. “Soulful, real, and raw,” are words Ella uses to describe her sound. Influenced by everything from “Motown” to “80’s” music, you can sense that in her sound, but she definitely still makes it her own. I also love the fact that she writes her own music. It makes it much more personal. Ella states she wants her music to “come from the heart.”
I’m from a family of musicians, so I’m always interested in hearing a vocalist live too. And Ella certainly didn’t disappoint. Frankly I’d like to hear her live over her recordings-which is very rare in today’s age! Ella Henderson shows sometimes even if you lose, you can still come out on top.