Ella Mai’s New EP Will Give You the Strength to Move On
If you havenâ€™t heard the smooth groovinâ€™ vibes of Ella Mai, youâ€™re most undoubtedly missing out. Her last EP, â€œTime,â€ was a collection of R&B grooves with a thematic thru-line of picking yourself up from heartbreak, something we can all unfortunately relate toâ€¦
Ellaâ€™s new EP, â€œChange,â€ is a five-track collection with a whole new vibe about moving on and finding someone new â€” and she still delivers that romantic smooth groove and those vulnerable, raw R&B killer vocals once again, without skipping a beat.Â
Her new video for her first single from the EP, â€œ10,000 Hours,â€ is a literal interpretation of the killer track thatâ€™s sure to hang around in your head with itsâ€™ super melodic chorus. The video has Ella Mai, sitting at a piano, singing about the feels you get when youâ€™ve been waiting for a call or text from your booâ€¦. And how that can feel like a damn eternity.
The full EP will be available on 11/18, so get ready with those pre-orders and downloads as this oneâ€™s sure to be on repeat for a bit. Until then, check out the new video below and our Q&A with Ella Mai!
What was the inspiration for the video 10,000 hours? There is a very sexy storyline, what went into creating the story and how does it relate to the song?
“10,000 Hours” is a very descriptive song in itself, so it wasnâ€™t hard to create a storyline for the video. We wanted to make sure that the video was as powerful as the song so we followed the storyline closely. The video shows the day going by without me receiving a phone call intertwined with a lot of very powerful performance shots which illustrate the raw emotion of the song.
Of the five tracks on the EP, which one means the most to you and why?
I love all of the 5 songs on â€œChange,â€ but if I had to pick, â€œ10,000 Hoursâ€ and â€œFoundâ€ mean the most to me. Iâ€™d say they are two of my most vulnerable tracks. They are extremely heartfelt.
If you had to assign a â€œmoodâ€ to each song, one to listen to if you are in a specific mood maybe, what would they be?
Chilling with friends: â€œDownâ€ and â€œWho Knewâ€
Getting ready to go out: â€œLay Upâ€
In your headphones/alone time: â€œ10,000 Hoursâ€ and â€œFoundâ€
What do you hope fans will love about this new EP or find different about it, since itâ€™s called â€œChangeâ€?
This new EP is very much love oriented as opposed to “Time”Â which was about picking yourself up from a heartbreak. All of the songs are about finding someone new and knowing how to appreciate them. I hope, from this EP, my fans can take away all of the raw feeling and emotions I put into making this EP while listening. Â
What message do you hope to give to fans through your music?
Through my music, I hope my fans walk away with (most importantly) feeling. To me, music is all about the feel it gives you, whether thatâ€™s the production and/or the vocal. However my music makes them feel, I hope they can use it to help navigate them through certain situations in life or remind them of great times theyâ€™ve had. Also, knowing the importance of self love but the willingness to love others.
Photo Credit: Christopher Parsons, courtesy of Interscope Records
Pre-order Ella Mai’s “Change”:
iTunes:Â Â http://smarturl.it/EllaMaiCHANGE
Apple Music:Â http://smarturl.it/CHANGE.ap
Google Play:Â http://smarturl.it/CHANGE.gp
Amazon:Â Â http://smarturl.it/CHANGE.amz