After cutting her teeth as a film composer, garnering acclaim with indie rockers Houses and a stint as touring member of breakout dream pop outfit Amber Arcades, Swiss-Dutch musician Ella van der Woude comes into her own with her solo project ELLA. Van der Woude will bring out a self-titled EP January 19.

The result is a collection of subdued, reflective songs that somehow resonate fearlessly and unambiguously. ELLA offers a kind boost and comforting shoulder with each swift stumble or push, safely preventing a free fall into the heavy-hearted abyss. But just long enough, however, for a substantial peer into its fathomless depth.

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