Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Lee Eller - Blood Bath
Born and raised as an only child in New York City, Lee was largely left to her own devices growing up occupying herself with thoughts and words while her peers were likely out making new friends. She began her musical journey in her early teens listening to an eclectic mix of music spanning several decades that she would spot either online or in second hand record stores before rushing home to sing along and memorize each note of these new discoveries.
Using her first heartbreak as inspiration she began writing her own compositions and was soon performing in local venues. It was a chance visit to Tel Aviv that changed her path prompting her to leave her hometownin order to immerse herself fully into making music amidst her adopted home’s thriving local scene and enrolled into music school.
Introduced to producers Eliran Kalisky and Daniel Rosenbaum, together they began working on the materials that would become her debut release. Over the span of seven tracks the Wrote To You EP provides swelling vocals and intricate melodies that seem to linger long after they have been played. Lyrically, Lee is unafraid to bare all touching on some taboo topics while showing a maturity that bellies her young age.
Much like her music, on stage Leea ppears simultaneously fierce and vulnerable delivering her vocals as if her life depended on every word. It is this undoubted potential that has seen her profile steadily rise, without an official release to her name, in the past months culminating in an invitation to perform at Sofar Sounds in late April. She is joined onstage by her boyfriend, multi instrumentalist Ben Riijkmans, whose presence adds a unique chemistry to every performance.
Her life has been one of adventure, travel, great loves and occasional heartbreak, and "Blood Bath" touches on some of these themes acting as the first musical taste of what is to come from this young talented singer.
Listen to "Blood Bath", as well as "What Would I Do" below.