London based newcomer, singer-songwriter Nadia Ellewood shines on her debut single ‘The Real You’ and the upcoming EP.
Taking you on a journey through the emotions of her experiences with mental health, the new single and upcoming EP is a deeply personal, powerful and moving collection of songs. The opening and title track of the EP ‘The Real You’ is the first taste of Nadia’s amazing vocal prowess and songwriting talent.
Nadia first started singing at the age of 11 in music theatre, performing every show every year until leaving university. Having developed as a songwriter and a performer in the years since, this is Nadia’s first release and is a fitting demonstration of her effortless, natural talent. Title track ‘The Real You’ sets the scene for the stripped back EP with harp plucks, piano and strings delicately underlining Nadia’s haunting vocals. Elsewhere on the upcoming EP, ‘Help Me Make It Stop’ hits hard with a deep electronic bass that subtly sits beneath the mellow instrumentation, while closing track, piano ballad ‘Lips Sealed’ see’s Nadia create an ethereal finale with her reverb soaked voice moving beautifully surrounded by pinpoint vocal harmonies.
Nadia talks about her mental health journey and the power of music very honestly: “Back in 2017 I was not well and had a depressive episode. I used music to make myself feel a bit better”. It was then that she wrote ‘The Real You’, saying “I was in a bad state, but started feeling there was light at the end of the tunnel”.
Nadia credits Key Changes with allowing her to realise her songs for the first time: “Key Changes has helped me to express the music I had, which was just on pen and paper, but I was able to record it and make something of it”.