HUSSY is the project of London musician Sophie Ellison who has just released her fourth single ‘YLMD’.
‘YLMD’ is a bouncy indie pop track musically depsite the disappointment of Ellison singing ‘you let me down’. The distorted guitars give the song a great nostalgic 90’s feel, almost wanting to head in to shoegaze territory on the chorus, whilst Ellison’s vocals have an infectious charm about them.
Talking about the track Ellison had the following to say:
“This time around I really wanted to up what I’ve been doing sonically. Before now I’d been recording nearly everything at home but went to a proper studio to redo some elements from the original version. The whole process became a reaffirmation of how/ why I make music the way I do. Playing everything myself enables me to immerse myself in the creative process and in the end became a form of self empowerment, something I wanted to prove to myself I could continue to do. ”
“I could almost say at this stage ‘YLMD’ has become like a love letter to self-empowerment and things going wrong. You can guess once you hear the lyrics, ‘YLMD’ stands quite obviously for You Let Me Down. I wrote it a few years ago, and feels like its almost taken on a new meaning for me now than when I wrote it. Originally it was the frustration over seeing loved ones self destruction. Ultimately though, it’s a journey of reflection and self-empowerment. Now, this song has become a reminder in how trusting yourself is so important to me.”
“Musically I wanted to make it very dramatic and fun, inspired by new wave ballads with some messy conflicting noise underneath.”
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