“You can hear it in my accent when I talk/ I’m an Englishman in New York”
Bringing us some effortless feel good vibes; today, England-born LA-based singer-songwriter Ella Rosa returns with her brand new single Englishman in New York – a stunning and truly enchanting reimagining of the iconic Sting track. Since the release of her debut single, Myself, at the start of 2020, Ella has rapidly been going from strength to strength and introducing us to her captivating and vibrant brand of jazz led artistry through her incredible series of 2020 releases – a mass of intoxicating singles and her debut EP Yellow Blazer. Garnering a mass of industry support and acclaim, she continues to showcase why she is a rising new artist to watch with Englishman In New York the latest example of her artistic skill and talent. The first glimpse of her next project – her sophomore EP, due for release later this year – this latest release is only the beginning of what’s to come.
Placing her own unique spin on a classic track, Englishman in New York sees Ella breathe a new life and energy into the song as she places her own personal perspective on the track as a Brit-turned-American; with this carrying a deeply significant personal meaning for Ella after moving from England to New York. Continuing to showcase and deliver her idiosyncratic sound and style, she injects her own signature blend of pop, soul, and R&B elements into the track to give listeners a fresh and modern take on the hit. Opening the song is a gentle and delicate instrumental, accompanied by some soft vocal harmonies, that progresses into a modern and addictive jazz-pop led melody that runs throughout. Floating atop the dazzling composition and immersive jazz notes are Ella’s rich and honeyed vocals that melt so perfectly with the instrumentation to create an absolutely can’t miss pairing.
“Sting has always been an idol of mine and when I moved to NY around the age of 12, it was sort of a culture shock for me. I thought there wouldn’t be many differences in the US culture compared to the UK culture but boy was I wrong! This record helped to put that experience into words for me.”
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