“New queen on the alt-pop block” – Wonderland
Ella On The Run drops the video release for her new single, ‘Walk Away’. The single comes from director Rafe Gibbon, who recently won awards for his direction of Will Joseph Cook’s ‘Take Me Dancing’ video.
Since releasing her stunning debut EP less than two years ago, the enigmatic Ella On The Run has continued to impress with her sultry electro-pop sound.
Her lyricism is cutting and honest, and the beats and melodies are catchy but never pop cliché. ‘Walk Away’ is another classic track.
While a lyrically sparse track, ‘Walk Away’ finds Ella On The Run proclaiming her brushes with forbidden love and temptation – “Could we be lovers, more than friends? There’s no future so why pretend.”
Soft, lilting vocals bounce amongst the fervent synth that peppers the mix. It’s a tactic that captures her strength: the Swiss singer-songwriter knows what she’s good at, allowing her songs to go straight for the jugular.
Departing from her native city of Zurich, Ella On The Run studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the US and began recording in LA with producer/co- writer Matthew Bang (Interscope, Timbaland’s Mosley Music group).
From there she re-located to London where her synth-drenched vibes have since garnered attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and she has performed sold out UK shows with fellow European songstresses such as Tove Styrke.
You can view the video for ‘Walk Away’ below.