Kate Ellis has released her new single ‘Don’t Lie To Me’ today – the follow up to her debut ‘Ones You Love The Most’, which has been streamed over 60,000 times and played across the UK on stations including Amazing Radio, Chris Country, and BBC regional radio – and the second track to be released from her forthcoming album ‘Carve Me Out’, out 2nd June 2017:
Describing the inspiration behind the song, Kate said: “I’ve always loved the classic country music storytelling tradition of love gone wrong; in this case someone who’s strong enough and self-aware enough not to stand for it anymore is telling that story. I love the attitude and the ‘sass’ that comes across in the song, also the humour in it and irresistible country swing. The song is a lot of fun to perform and a great persona to adopt. The song was initially inspired by some country-folk blues and soulful R&B artists, like Ray Charles and Jelly Roll Morton, but then the pure country tune within asserted itself and demanded to be let out!”
ABOUT KATE ELLIS:
Kate Ellis is an Americana singer-songwriter, who was born in Louisiana, grew up in New York and is now based in London, England. Having performed in festivals and concerts across the USA, London and Paris, the timeless sound of her music reflects her love of classic singer-songwriters from Gram Parsons and Gillian Welch, to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Leonard Cohen and Nanci Griffith.
Kate’s southern country-folk roots come from her father, an important early musical influence who once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out. The story of her upbringing provides an interesting background to her musical journey – as well as being a musician, her father worked as an architect and academic in Manhattan, and her mother was a prominent New York magazine editor. Although Kate had a natural talent for classical piano and art in her early years, she found herself following a different path before pursuing music, attending law school and eventually becoming a lawyer.
Her debut single ‘Ones You Love The Most’ was released in February 2017 and streamed over 60,000 times in the first few weeks, described by Americana UK as “a powerful song and a beautiful performance”; with Mike Shepherd on BBC Radio’s ‘Sounds Country’ show telling listeners “she clearly has a huge future ahead of her”. Kate’s debut album ‘Carve Me Out’ comes out on 2nd June 2017 on River Rose Records.
“Hits you straight in the heart. One of those artists that on first listen, you just know you’re going to love.” – Talk Radio
“The rising star of country who has a brilliant folk style.” – Belles & Gals
“Single of the Week. A tribute to some of music’s greats – Mary Chapin Carpenter and Leonard Cohen, to name a few.” – Somethin’ Country