Loved almost as much for her big hair as that big, incredible voice, London singer Ella Eyre has been gracing the Topshop playlist since her 2013 number one with the Rudimental boys. Now recording her own material (with a debut album coming out this May) she’s just teamed up with everyone’s favourite drum ‘n’ bass man, DJ Fresh, for new track Gravity. We caught up with Ella ahead of the release – here’s the 411 on everything we talked about.
SHE BONDED WITH DJ FRESH OVER CATS
“My first recording session with him wasn’t really going that well until we took a break to just chat and get to know each other. Turns out we’ve got a lot in common – like we both love cats! His cat is ridiculously stunning. I’ve been a huge admirer of his music for years so it’s great that he’s now such a good friend.”
GRAVITY’S INSPIRED BY BONNIE AND CLYDE
“Before we even started writing ‘Gravity’ I’d already visualised the video in my mind. We wanted it to surrond the Bonnie and Clyde characters – basically being unstoppable and driven by their passion for each other, whether it be a relationship or friends. So the music has this sort of reckless, rebellious edge to it, which definitely comes across in the video too – driving through the Arizona desert in a gorgeous mustang.”
SHE’S TOURING WITH OLLY MURS
“I’m going to be the special guest on Olly’s tour starting in March which will be a lot of fun! I’ve met him a couple of times now and it’s a dream that he’s supporting me as a developing artist. He’s a lovely, down-to-earth guy – bliss to work with!”
THE SECRET TO HER PERFECT CURLS
“My hair’s naturally curly but I use curling tongs a lot to control the frizz! It gets very dry and damaged so I tend to use a lot of frizz control serums – they’re a life saver.”
SHE’S A TOPSHOP FAN GIRL
“Hands down I’ll always find something in Topshop – it always open my eyes to new trends. All the different LBDs are a favourite of mine and the jewellery is on point too – I’ve got so much of that stuff!”
HER ALTER-EGO WEARS CATSUITS
“What I wear onstage differs quite a lot to everyday life. I’ve got this alter ego when I’m performing, who’s all about wearing tight fitting feminine shapes – she’s got a weakness for catsuits!”
Gravity by DJ Fresh feat. Ella Eyre is out now.