Ellur Releases New Single, “Satellites”

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One of our “Ones to Watch” for 2024, Ellur, has started the year as she means to go on, with the release of new single, Satellites.

The Halifax singer-songwriter has released the new track via cult indie label, Dance To The Radio, as the follow-up to stellar 2023 offerings, The Woman, Free, and Anywhere.

Ellur is joined by a live string quartet on the latest single, as she once again delves into her personal experiences to facilitate her acclaimed songwriting.

Ellur commented: “In my life I’ve witnessed the disintegration of relationships that seemed so full of love. ‘Satellites’ is a song about that. When approaching the writing with Dan (Bryer), I told him I wanted to write a song that felt timeless both in lyrics and melody.

“Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ and seeing her perform it with just an acoustic guitar at roughly my age at Isle of Wight in 1970, and then decades later with a full orchestra and have it convey a totally different emotional landscape to the original performance.”

With desirable press and radio support already from the likes of NME, BBC Radio 1, and BBC 6 Music, Satellites is only going to fuel the excitement around this fast-rising artist.

Ellur will tour as a special guest or Brooke Combe and Pigeon Detectives this year, with plenty of summer festivals also in the pipeline.

She continues discussing Satellites, her first track of 2024: “In a bit of a pretentious way, I wanted the same song for myself and I really love what we created. Tim Malkin (producer) then wrote a string arrangement for the track and I loved how the strings really guided and tied up all the emotional nuance that we’d intentionally left so open-ended in the writing.

“It’s a really beautiful song that I’m really, really proud of. I loved working with the people who I’ve worked with on it. I hope one day I can perform it with a full orchestra myself. That would be the dream.”

Ellur’s ‘Satellites’ is out now via Dance To The Radio and available on all digital platforms.

1st Feb – New Century Hall, Manchester (w/ Brooke Combe)
2nd Feb – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ Brooke Combe)
3rd Feb – Foundry, Sheffield (w/ Pigeon Detectives)
23rd Mar – Ritual Union, Bristol
30th Mar – Stockton Calling Festival 
18th May – Get Together Festival, Sheffield

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