It’s time for Ella Fence
When the Australian Ella Fence‘s double single reached my ears, I stopped to wonder how much Australia has been responsible for directing my musical taste in recent times. If I cut it out in terms of singers, my playlist has Tones & I, Sia, Courtney Barnnet and, of course, Iggy Azalea, who I particularly love. To my surprise, Ella’s music has a hint of each of them, but not only, because it dialogues with other divas, in this case, British, like KT Tunstall, Amy Winehouse and Duffy, although in the brilliant “I don’t mind/Take My Time” she rescues rock and roll, with clear references to female bands that made history like The Go Go’s.
“I don’t mind”, the first track of Ella Fence’s latest single, and also the introduction of a full album soon, is a delicious foray into classic rock that to this day makes bands like Guns N’ Roses famous, with an infectious refrain. In “Take my Time” Ella exposes all her vocal talent to poignant rock and roll ballads, with a nod to female empowerment. After all, 2 songs that coexist very well as a single, consolidating Ella as an artist with international potential. Not to mention they leave us wanting more.
For those who (still) don’t know the artist, Ella was nominated for Australian Women In Music’s “Best Development Artist” 2019, accumulating 8 Gold Coast Music Award nominations (having won 2) and named as a finalist for the 2019 Carol Lloyd Award, with more than 4 million streams of her music on Spotify. Being acclaimed in her continent, she wants to meet new stops and new audiences, and the Brazilian public, in question, certainly has everything to receive her work with praise. Let’s set up the clocks: it’s definitely time for Ella Fence.