Ella Fence drops ‘Call Girl’

Our favourite power-femme electro pop artist Ella Fence has released a new single. ‘Call Girl’ is an anthem for anyone who ever felt like their time is undervalued, she tells us, and it all came about because an ex texted her late one weekend night.

“The trigger to write this track started with that scenario, but it really got me thinking about how, with social media and the perceived urgency of the world around us, there is an expectation that people are accessible 24/7,” she explains.

“It felt really powerful diving into those themes and it’s my way of rejecting that societal norm.”

When someone has as much going on as Ella does, you can understand why she needs to give herself some space. Just this year, she performed at Festival 2018 supporting Kate Miller-Heike and Regurgitator. She’s also done support slots for Jack River, Montaigne, Stonefield, Boo Seeka, Phil Jamieson, The Peep Tempel and Ken Stringfellow, as a well as string of her own live shows.

And as if that’s not enough, she’s also started work on her first full length album, something we’re pretty darn excited about.

“My plan for the album is to explore a lot of different musical styles and work with a range of people on the songwriting, production and studio performances,” says Ella.

“[I’m] using it as an opportunity to professionally develop my craft.”

Partly made possible by the “ridiculously generous” Activate Music Grant through RADF, Ella’s album will be out in 2019, and will be a long-awaited follow up to 2015’s EP ‘Wanderlust’. I’m wondering if ‘Call Girl’ – the first single released from the album – represents any kind of evolution in her work.

“Absolutely,” Ella declares.

“And as an artist I’m constantly curious and searching for new ways to evolve and grow. I would say all those factors have evolved in some way, including my outlook on the world and standpoint as an individual.”

Ella is heading to Sydney to showcase at Australian Music Week over 9 and 10 November, as a duo with multi-instrumentalist James Gatling, and you can check out ‘Call Girl’ now at ellafencemusic.com.

IMAGE (c) Josh Tate

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