Ellakate’s “Dry” – A Riveting Dive into Alt-Pop’s Emotional Reservoir

Ellakate brings Atlanta’s heartbeat to the world of alternative pop with her latest single.

An emerging artist whose sound is prepared to push and redefine the traditional confines of the alternative pop genre was born in Atlanta, the city that gives her name to the artist’s hometown.

Ella Greenbaum, better known by her evocative stage name Ellakate, has recently published a compelling musical piece that goes by the term “Dry.”

Throughout her childhood years, Ellakate was often exposed to the rhythmic compositions and lovely lullabies performed by her musical parents. This unavoidably assisted Ellakate’s early discovery of creative inspiration.

Anecdotes of the developing artist’s younger self participating in musical performances for her siblings, which may be humorously characterised as either serenading or tormenting, give a glimpse into the emerging artist’s real devotion to her creative endeavour. These anecdotes are told in the spirit of a game.

The songwriter’s evolution is captured in her aspirations, fears, and love objectives throughout her development in these diaries, which provide concrete proof of the songwriter’s maturation.

It is a thought-provoking idea to consider that the events represented in Ellakate’s songs, although not necessarily personal, hold a resonance that conjures the realism of real-life contacts.

Although the events depicted in Ellakate’s songs are not always personal, the resonance does evoke the realism of real-life meetings. The writer has a unique gift for crafting tales that, although sometimes lacking in factual foundation, connect profoundly with the authentic thoughts and experiences of human life. As a result, she stands out from others working in her profession due to the fact that she is able to do this.

Ellakate's Dry - A Riveting Dive into Alt-Pop's Emotional Reservoir
Ellakate’s Dry – A Riveting Dive into Alt-Pop’s Emotional Reservoir

The aural features of her songs conjure parallels to those of well-known musicians such as Billie Eilish, while simultaneously demonstrating a quality that is unique and different from the brazen and audacious manner associated with Lana Del Rey’s music.

Ellakate’s vocal performance in the song “Dry” displays an entrancing combination of sensual profundity and fierce ardour, which enables her to successfully transmit the emotional meaning of each musical note.

The song “Dry” is more than just a musical creation; it is a meaningful statement that was inspired by the feelings of exhaustion, apathy, and emotional desolation that are often felt by people.

Ellakate aspires to do more than simply give pleasure; it tries to make relationships, develop empathy, and provide relief via the use of its emotionally compelling lyrics and mesmerising melodies.

The highly anticipated tunes “Dry” and “I’m Yours” will be included in the upcoming release of an EP by Ellakate, which is slated to become available in August. Enthusiastic fans who are anxiously expecting Ellakate’s emotionally expressive music should look forward to this release.

“Dry” is more than just a piece of music since it incorporates an entire experience that travels across the dry landscapes of human emotion, with Ellakate playing the role of an informed guide.

Allow yourself to get immersed in the experience, give up control, and allow the undulating cadence of her vocalisation to carry you away to the utopia that is alternative music.

Could you tell us about the creative process behind “Dry”?
I started writing the song using a drum loop from a garage band and forgot about it for a few months. After a while, I found the lyrics again in my notes and was like, “Hmmm, that’s kinda fun, maybe I should finish this”. So, I finished writing the lyrics and melody and ended up really loving the song.

What inspired you to create “Dry”?
I wrote Dry in the middle of a big writing slump. The song is about feeling burnt out and wanting back that “fire” in my life. I was really lacking motivation to do much of anything, and “Dry” was my way of expressing that.

How do you envision “Dry” resonating with your audience, and what impact do you hope it will have on listeners as this has the potential to become a fan-favourite?
I think this song is a really fun listen. I like the contrast between the upbeat vibes and the lyrics about being tired. I also think people can really relate to this song because who hasn’t lacked motivation and just been so tired of doing stuff?

Are there any specific genres or musical influences that have played a significant role in shaping your sound and style as an artist?
I take inspiration from a wide range of artists, which I think you can really hear in my music. For Dry, I took a lot of inspiration from Amy Winehouse, but my other songs have taken inspo from artists like Lana Del Rey and Billy Joel.

How do your distinctive sound and style reflect your musical journey and creative growth?
Honestly, my sound and style are just kind of what I like to create. Sometimes I will alter things to make them slightly more commercial, but I try to stick to what is authentically me. As far as growth goes, I’ve been writing since I was 8, so my subject matters have changed just a bit.

How do you approach developing your visual aesthetic and creating a cohesive brand that aligns with your musical identity?
I go with what I feel fits whatever song I am working on. So, whatever visuals and colours I feel fit the song, I use that song’s images and/or video. I’m less concerned about how I dress because I’m still exploring my personal style and like to go with whatever vibe I feel that day. I will say that an overarching theme in my clothing is comfortable.

Technology has transformed music consumption and sharing. How do you adapt and use digital channels to reach global audiences?
I have only been releasing music for just under two years, so I haven’t witnessed much change on that level. I have been able to collaborate with producers and writers from across the country using a virtual platform, which has been pretty neat. It kind of makes the world a little smaller.

Can you give us a glimpse into what the future holds for your music?
Yes! I am planning to release an EP in the near future so keep an eye out for that! The EP has songs that all stand alone well, but together they create a story. So listen in order if you can. I also have a cool collab coming out soon.

Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Do not be afraid to push yourself and explore all sorts of things in your songwriting. Make music that you enjoy. Staying true to yourself and your style keeps you, you.

MrrrDaisy is a Ghanaian-Spanish-born Journalist, A&R, Publicist, Graphic & Web Designer, and Blogger popularly known by many as the owner and founder of Music Arena Gh and ViViPlay. He has worked with both mainstream and unheard artists from all over the world. The young entrepreneur is breaking boundaries to live off his work, create an impact, be promoted, cooperate with prominent artists, producers, and writers, and build his portfolio.

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