Ellen Arthur Blyth
‘Nine’ Album Launch
About Ellen Arthur Blyth
Born in Dublin, the youngest of nine, in a house where the one who shouted loudest ate most, Ellen learned early on how to sing for her supper.
Her unique soulful sound blends classic artists such as Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee with contemporary hints of Lana Del Ray and Katie Melua. Influences include old jazz recordings when vocal was queen, coupled with nineties Spice Girls fandom and a love of indie music.
Bold lyrics of loves lost and found serve as a side dish for what at heart is an album about addiction and recovery in the pursuit of dreams. Recorded in Hell Fire Studios, Dublin and produced by Alex Borwick, the impressive sound walks a tightrope of consonance and dissonance, nostalgia and joy, resulting in a finely poised drama of soft, lilting melody and haunting wistfulness. The vocal, at once resonant, is at times achingly honest and captivates from beginning to end.
With the plethora of talent behind it, ‘Nine’ does not sing like the debut album it is, but instead stands as an accomplished piece, unapologetic, stylish, and yet encapsulating the fears and aspirations of a nine year old girl tottering about in her sister’s high heels whilst belting out numbers into her hairbrush.
Support by Oisin Walsh Peelo.