Ceol Review: Elly D – Rise

Review of the new EP from Elly D – Rise

Elly D - Rise

Feast your ears on Elly D – Rise, the solo undertaking from the Riot Tapes singer. From the offset the EP offers compelling listen, instantly comparable to Morcheeba, with Elly’s haunting voice not too far off Skye Edwards.

A four track EP, Rise has a mellow 90’s electro feel, reminiscent of Moby and as mentioned Morcheeba. The opening track “If It’s Cool” is a strong introduction to what is an impressive effort from the musician. Immediately capturing attention, it’s catchy and upbeat cultivating wisdom learned from her clear influences but very much putting her own stamp on it.

Gently easing into a stripped back track two, “Say” really highlights her enticing voice, and impressive vocal range. It offers emotional depth which really draws you in. The third and title track of the EP “Rise” is more up tempo and lyrically polished. “You’ve been breaking all our hearts because yours won’t start”, culminates what is an impeccable solo debut. The EP is nicely rounded off with a a remix of Say.

Elly D is far from one type of artists, perfectly demonstrated as the dynamic front woman of Riot Tapes, and this EP is further validation of her all round talent as a singer, show woman and musician. Rise is an aspiring EP which certainly promises bigger things from the artist. We eagerly await more.

Check her our on Soundcloud and watch the video for If It’s Cool below:

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