19 year old British singer/songwriter Elli Ingram started posting cover versions of popular songs on YouTube last year. Fast track to 2013 and she has released and signed a record deal with Island Records. We can never underestimate the power of the internet in the digital age.
Elli is the definition of the new age version of the ‘cool kid’, her style is reminiscent of the 90s back when rocking fur coats, red nails and doc martins was the thing to do. Her voice is soulful and strong with an easiness to it; she never sounds like she’s trying too hard and that is what is so amazing about her.
Her cover of Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s “Poetic Justice” has received over 400 000 views on YouTube and deserves millions more. She took this Hip Hop record, slowed it down and made it sensual and romantic in the most tasteful and smart way. That is a clear testament of her great ear for music.
She released a six song EP titled Sober earlier this year, download it here and follow her on Twitter @ElliIngram.
Listen to the EP and watch the official videos to “Poetic Justice” and “Mad Love” off the EP below.