Upcoming British Nigerian singer, Ego Ella May has received high praise for her captivating and consistent performances over the years. Hailing from South London, she has an all-encompassing love of music, which she channels into her own neo-soul and contemporary jazz compositions. She is an ambassador of everything neo-soul and contemporary jazz. Her songwriting takes influences from equal measures of reflective moments of solitude and conversations with friends which she demonstrates with effortless power in each unique voicing.
Just as much as Ego loves her music, she just as much love her live performances. In her words, “I feel most comfortable when my band is with me and I can just dance around whilst they play really sick versions of the tunes!” She goes on, “It’s nice to hear how we can experiment on something that can be so heavily beat-oriented and make it a nice live instrument friendly piece”. Ego Ella May has just made her COLORS debut this week, performing ‘In The Morning’ and ‘Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys’, taken from her new album ‘Honey For Wounds’.
Ego Ella May’s long anticipated album, “Honey For Wounds” is by name basically an expression of the singer’s love for art and literature as she employs the tenets of an oxymoron. The album follows the release of ‘So Far’, Ego’s acclaimed anthology of her previous works. “It’s so easy to lie to yourself and others, so I really admire people who have the audacity to be truthful”. The singer here shows her deep appreciation for exemplified art whereas the artiste shows nothing but vulnerability and submission to the art of which they so clearly portray.
The actor, producer and activist, John Boyega apparently owns a record label arm, UpperRoom Records which houses the bag of talent which may seem too heavy for Ego to carry alone. Ego Ella May is a bright and shining star which cannot be restrained as art tends to illuminate and edify everywhere it goes. Check out the visuals for her tune, “In The Morning”.