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Ella Eliza’s Life Without Me Is A Journey Through Heartbreak and Self-Discovery

London’s queen of queer pop Ella Eliza, exhibited the difference between a singer and a soulstress in her latest single, Life Without Me, which firmly puts her in the latter camp.

With spiritual motifs littered through the lush-with-transcendent-textures single that allows the brooding basslines to create a moody atmosphere for the indie jangle pop guitars and glassy synths to explore, Live Without Me breaks new evocative ground as Eliza exhibits her full vocal range from low sonorous reverberations that bring home the gravity of the vulnerable lyricism to the harmonic highs.

Life Without Me reaches the epitome of vulnerability as Eliza navigates the complex landscape of relationships in the context of self-discovery. By sonically visualising the precipice of potential romantic loss, the urgency in the lyrics which were penned in the aftermath of a breakup cuts deep.

Life Without Me will be available to stream on all major platforms from May 31; for the full experience, stream the official music video on YouTube, which was created in collaboration with the multi-award-winning LGBTQ+ filmmaker, Frankie Joe Gommon.

“After speaking with Frankie about making this video, I decided that I was ready to open up about my sexuality for the first time, and let my audience in on some of the most vulnerable parts of myself. I think there’s still a part of me that’s that 13-year-old girl, who’s scared of showing so much of themselves. I am a lot more comfortable with who I am now, but I think the video reflects my past – which is the current reality for a lot of queer people. My biggest hope is that this song and the video resonates with people who are still trapped in that place, and can inspire them to be their most authentic selves.”

Review by Amelia Vandergast