Welsh-born artist Celine Ellis has made quite the name for herself in the UK’s independent music scene. With her unique, captivating melodies and soulful storytelling, Ellis takes inspiration from everyday experiences, combined with self-vulnerability to produce songs that connect with her listeners.
2021 was an incredibly successful year for the talented songwriter, who saw international radio play, BBC Introducing support and a #6 iTunes Chart peak for “Fallen Angel”. She has also taken her stories on the road, performing at a number of festivals across the UK, with some big shows in the pipeline for 2022.
The release of her new single “Leave the Light On” smashed 1,000 spotify streams in the first week of release and has become a huge sing-along favourite amongst her followers. Lyrically, the song explores being 40-something, and how driving up and down the country playing shows, sometimes to an empty bar, has a different meaning. This alternative version brings a new energy to the already anthemic song – “I wanted to capture the feeling of what happens when I play this song live. So I enlisted a bunch of my friends and family to become the crowd, lending me their voices, whoops and cheers.
“This song has become my favourite to play live. It is so much fun engaging with the audience, but when I can teach them a song and actually make them part of the show it is something really special.” [Celine Ellis]