World Premiere Indira Ellis “Spend the Night” and Lyric Video

Listen to “Spend the Night” HERE

“Spend the Night” is a pop meditation on how hard it is to tell someone you like them. Inspired by past missed connections, Indira Ellis set out to write a song about the will-they-won’t-they of two strangers who are mutually interested in each other.

Sonically, “Spend the Night” is as ‘push and pull’ as its lyrics. Yearning harmonies clash with short, blunt ad libs. A dark bedroom pop tempo juxtaposes light and bright vocals. Even the single art is a representation of opposing forces. A soft, cream toned bed is lounged on by Ellis, clad in what could be a Brooklyn club outfit or a modern day vampire’s uniform. “Spend the Night” is a song about desire, and the clunky, disjointed experience of knowing what you want but hesitating to get it.

In Ellis’ words, “I’ve been informed by semi-reliable sources that I’m one of the most oblivious people on the planet when it comes to flirting, and thus “Spend the Night” was born. Sometimes you have to take a chance and spell it out for someone so that they might take a chance on you. It might not be a fairytale, but if you don’t ask, it’s not going to be anything“.

“Spend the Night” was jointly brought to life by producer Dy Ronan and was mixed by Steven Clark.


Is the melancholy, dark pop style of “Spend the Night” the kind of genre we can expect from your future drops?

It seems like no matter what I write lately, it ends up dark pop. I guess my subconscious is trying to send me a message! But for now, you can definitely expect more of this style from me.

The single has a heavy focus on this idea of female initiation in romance. What is your message or advice for fans who might be struggling to admit attraction to their romantic interest? What do you hope “Spend the Night” says to them? 

My message for fans would be to take a chance and be vulnerable. Ask someone out for coffee! It’s easy to get worried that they’ll say no, but what if they say yes? You can only regret the chances you don’t take. 

If you had to describe the context you imagine listeners most resonating with this track, when would that be? Is it meant for a party? A car cry? Alone or with friends?

I imagine listeners most resonating with this track at a party, among friends – maybe even with their crush! But in my mind it’s definitely a social song about being vulnerable with other people, so it’s meant for a party or other social event. 


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