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What's up fans and friends!!!!

I hope everyone is surviving and getting through the February changeover to Spring..

Where I am, in Ireland, it is incredibly windy and cold, so much so that I decided not to leave my house at all. Everyone wants to be blown away but not by the wind. Looking forward to the sight of blossom.

And so as the American tour beckons (finally) and I really really can't wait, there's so many people still to meet and places to see. So also comes the time where I write my second album.

Don't people get scared of writing the second album? That's what I heard. Since I wrote Lights I've grown up a lot, read a lot more and discovered a lot more music. Not to mention my voice is raw from touring. But I like the tone of it now. So I'm not afraid. More curious of what will come out!

Been reading poetry quite a bit. Just picked up Carol Ann Duffy's "Rapture" Very moving,  if you get a chance to read it. Also just finished Patti Smith's book, "Just kids". A whole world I didn't know about, a fascinating prologue to fame.
Patti references singers and bands that I have bothered to listen to, and now I'm obsessed with researching them and watching youtube videos. Its costing me a bomb on itunes to download all this new music. It's more the lifestyle and the obsession with art I've become attached to, an artists plight and an unbreakable, beautiful friendship. There are so many definitions of what an artist is and it gives me a headache. So I was relieved to read about it in such a pure simple way- Two kids dreaming of becoming artists. Anyway- it is a wonderful and heart-wrenching read and my first real insight into rock and roll.

Where I am at the moment couldn't be more perfect to read and reflect. Lonely, but perfectly solitary.


I'd be lying if I said that the last couple of years resulted in me being a calm person but here I am, writing to you, feeling rather calm. I've been alone for the past week in a tiny seaside town, protected by huge, Irish hills. Saying that, I can feel my heart beat more especially lying down; I have put this down to lack of distraction from it- its just so quiet!


I became attached to this place after the first time I came. Such a hidden gem of a place... Small shops, harbour, beautiful hills and cliffs, and traditional Irish folk music. Have attached picture of me trying out the accordian for the first time!

Someone had just abandoned it in one of the pubs.  A skull in fairy lights. Not a profound masterpiece by any means but I found it funny that that lovely girl who owned it was so blase about her obsession with finding skulls. Well I quite like skulls too, I said!

And we carried on drinking wine. We went to a pub quiz last night. I am always so enthusiastic until I get there and realise I have little general knowledge in comparison to EVERYONE else which is so frustrating, I protest, especially when I knew the million pound question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire once.

I just had Seafood Chowder- the ONE. Amazing. Fresh fish.

Ok so music- I am in love with Drake's record. Such a brilliant poet. Swoon.

Beach House, Dolly Parton, James Blake, Chase and Status, The National, Nicky Minaj, Warpaint, Arcade Fire, just downloaded the Adele album because I heard its brilliant. Apparently she said she was a fan on Radio one the other day, amazing! If anyone knows of any other new brilliant pop albums DO let me know.

Got three songs for y'all to download or youtube....

Anna Calvi- Suzanne and I

The Irrepressibles- In This Shirt

Matt Corby- Coloured Stones and Walls

All good s***.

Ok so over and out,

Hope you're all Happy!

Ellie xxxxx

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Comment by Jake on February 7, 2011 at 9:43am
Hey ellie check out an american artist called Lissie 'record player' and 'little lovin'
I saw her on jools holland thought she was pretty good. She's kind of folky like dolly parton, yet bluesy like adele. Loved your version of joleine btw, fantastic ;)
Comment by LilyHunter on February 7, 2011 at 9:24am

Ellie, I don't think you realise how much these blogs make your fans fall in love with you even more so, (did not know that was possible!) But the fact that you take time out of your day to tell you fans about what is going on in Ellie World, is just fantastic! You are my inspiration to life and hopefully becoming an artist!

Lots of Love Lily Rose

Comment by ewelllle on February 7, 2011 at 9:19am

First of all.. U ARE A POET ELLIE! and i love u. writing this.. i feel so out of time cuz i'm too terrified that it's all nothing worth if u don't read my comment. but i guess i will never have the ultimate confimration. but this is nothing new in this world today. it's so f***** complicated now cuz i have to be quick. THERE IS ALWAYS this music.. when i listen to it, i think to myself.. yea i wish i could make ellie listen to it! and now u askin ..XD u know what i mean.. omg


1. Diddy Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris --- this is the freshest sound of the season. a lovestory of 

   the decade. what a TUUUUUUNE -to say it in ur words lol

2. B.E.P. - The Beginning --- FUTURE of music

3. The Naked and The Famous --- don't know the name of the album, i just know that their tracks, Young

   Blood and Punching In A Dream sounds insane. and i know, u will luv it.


I am really into new british artists that i get to know rite now. There's so many every week. And i already know that i forgot to name few of them.. and yes u right, youtube is the 'devil'.


I am glad, that i am not the only one with headaches and obsessions (controlled obsessions) all the time. "Everyone wants to be blown away but not by the wind" -Cuz this is what life's about, rite?


I wish i could tell u so much, and i don't even know if this is the right place for dat. I listen to your new and old tracks for a really long time now, STILL dope. my heart always gets faster on 'Animal'.. this tune has the perfect intensity, so good. i luv the break on 'Home' where the beat gets kind of faster. vocals r out of this planet. and the 'Human' lyrics r my soundtrack of my life anyway. the whole album is like a book.


I wrote too much but music is everything and i am thankful for bein able to share it with u!


PS: I KNEW u'd love Dreezy! FANCY ;) XOXOXO

Comment by Louise cooper on February 7, 2011 at 9:16am
thank you for the update ellie you so so lovely
Comment by Just A Phase on February 7, 2011 at 9:13am

Everything looks so peaceful, yes just amazing, i wish i was there. Probably you're the best musician in "new brilliant pop". So it's so weird let you know your own music...

I have a lot of things to say you, but i'd tell you two:

One, i have a blog about you, news, pictures, videos... you know.

Two i saw you at FIB Heineken this summer and it was unreal. I live in Madrid and i traveled to Benicassim just to see you there. I hope see you soon, probably I'll travel to London next time to see you so i'm waiting for your dates in UK.

What contemporary artists are influencing you in this moment?Can you recommend us any band?

Take Care

xxx from Madrid.


Comment by Janine Harraß on February 7, 2011 at 9:08am
Wow Ellie,I just love the way you write your blogs,so normal&lovely.It's really nice to read this text.:)
I hope you will visit Germany this year once again&that your new album will be released early this year,I just can't get enough of your music.:)
Comment by Richard on February 7, 2011 at 9:07am

If you read this Ellie, do me just one favour. Never stop making and recording music. Ever. Thanks.


Rich @zero_mechanism

Comment by Kate Peck on February 7, 2011 at 9:07am

Aw please post blogs more often

I love them alot, Have a great time in Ireland but please come back to Londoooooon x

Comment by Thomas Power on February 7, 2011 at 9:06am

Hey El,

It's great to see you're enjoying your time. I also enjoy relaxing and enjoying the scenery so i know what you mean. Thanks for the music recommendations too, i always enjoy finding new music.


I cant wait to hear more of your music. Not a lot of it is available on i-tunes here in America but thank God for Youtube. I wish i could see you at Coachella fest. or anywhere for that matter.I also wanted to say i love your music.


Enjoy America, and everything else.



Comment by Maisie O'Donnell on February 7, 2011 at 9:03am

I love Ireland, such a beautiful place, and my homeland! ;)

I'm not too bad thanks :P

Lovely to read another blog Ellie :D Fab to hear how you're doing and what you're up to, you're such an interesting person. Was that a mention of a second album getting written I saw there? *faints*

Glad you're having a good time, you deserve the rest! 

Missing your beautiful face and voice in Manchester. Hope America is bloody amazing, they'll all love you just as much as we do! Definitely gonna take a look at those songs :)

Keep smiling and have fun!

Loads and loads and loaaaaaaaaaaaads of love,




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