Ellogram could’ve gone pro. At the young age of 16, he was steps away from catching a deal with the majors, a gig that could’ve relegated music to a dusty old hobby in mom and dad’s basement, while he scored the big bucks out on the playing field. However, Ellogram was never a slave to convention, and instead dropped out of weekly team practice to play guitar. Fast-forward a few years and Shane was fronting St. Leonard’s, a Sydney-based rock band that would end with the dawning of Shane’s true love for electronic music. Detached from the frenzy for mainstream success and untethered to the hard-and-fast trends of the Sydney electro scene, Ellogram fuses everything from Deftones to Smashing Pumpkins to Deadmau5, collapsing years of stylistic interplay into a focused body of work with its heartbeat in collaboration. His first effort with L.A. rock singer Lauren Ruth Ward catapulted his catalog onto the electro blog radar, and while he’s not designing circuitry for his own signature analog tape echo (available later this year), he’s pouring his heart into a vocal demo with nothing but a SM-58 and a knack for first takes.
“I Wanna Go” is the second collaboration with Baltimore bred, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Lauren Ruth Ward after their first release “Come Home” (2016). After Fritsch hearing Lauren Ruth Ward by chance on his Soundcloud feed, he was instantly captivated by her rich, emotive voice. He then reached out to her, eager for her to feature on a track that he had been working on. Within a few weeks Fritsch was on a plane to Los Angeles to begin the recording process and “I Wanna Go” was born. Listen here