International singer-songwriter, producer ELLA RAY releases first single BLOOD
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ELLA RAY kicks off her first studio album with a single release called BLOOD that was inspired by the events in 2020 like the death of George Floyd and others and the following riots by the black community and the famous song "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday as well as the pandemic COVID-19 and Billie Eilish´s amazing song "No time to die".
This song is more than just a mirror of the events described above, it is a reflection of the memories she has about her ancestors who suffered from racism, discrimination, torture, and death. She dedicates this song to her ancestors and every person that suffers from racism.
ELLA RAY was born and raised in Kazakhstan and moved at the age of 7 to Germany with her family. The musical influences from all cultures that she has been in contact with drive her unique style to express herself.
Joining the school choir not only refined her skills as a singer but also her desire to become a mentor. She started coaching the choir under the supervision of her choirmaster and mentor.
After finishing school and music school (Accordion, Classical Piano, Jazz Piano) she decided to become a teamer in the Jazz Workcamp Berlin led by the award-winning Jazz guitarist Andreas Brunn. A year later this Young Music Caravan went on a Europe Tour where ELLA remained a dedicated member, coach, and mentor to the musicians. Here she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain valuable experience as a musician, teamer, and mentor.
Her love and curiosity for music and languages inspired her to study musicology majoring in ethnomusicology, and linguistics majoring in Southeast Asia studies, and finally making her dream come true of founding her own Music Academy called Soundstonez where she is dedicated to mentor singer-songwriters, singers, and rappers worldwide to find and grow their unique voices and empires!
Source SOUNDSTONEZ RECORDS
March 3, 2021 5:47am ET by SOUNDSTONEZ RECORDS