Ella Eyre’s Metro inspiration
ELLA EYRE says her pop comeback is being inspired by re-joining the daily commute… and reading Metro’s horoscopes.
The chart-topper revealed fans may have to wait ‘six years’ to get another album out of her but, in the meantime, they’ll get plenty of ditties inspired by her experiences on public transport.
Londoner Ella, 24, who is the face of Emporio Armani, told Guilty Pleasures: ‘When I first started writing, my inspiration came from sitting on the bus or the Tube. I started doing that a lot less. Recently, I’ve started getting the bus and the Tube again and realised how influential that can be on my writing.
‘I’m forced to take in my surroundings, not staring at my phone in my car. When you are underground you don’t have signal.’
Reading about what the day ahead could bring in her Metro, is also big part of Ella’s new daily routine.
‘I really love reading the horoscopes in Metro. It makes me feel better about myself,’ she said. Dropping her album bombshell, the Came Here For Love singer, who recently split from Rixton drummer Lewi Morgan, explained why she is only in the singles market — for now.
‘An album is a long way off. We are not in an album market. I don’t want to feel pressurised into releasing an album just because it was three years since my last one,’ she said. ‘I want to make sure by the next album I have an improvement on the last. My last album took three albums to write. If it takes six years, it will take six years. In the meantime, there will be lots of music. It’s not like I am disappearing.’
Speaking ahead of her set at Audley End House & Gardens on Saturday, she shared she will again collaborate with Sigala — and is casual when it comes to road-testing a new hit live.
‘Playing a song live is trying to get people engaged in the first 30 seconds. I use it as a gauge to see if it goes off like I thought it would,’ she said. ‘I don’t have any set choreography, I just run around like a lunatic. ‘Sometimes I don’t even know what the lyrics are and no one knows anyway, so you just make them up!’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth