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Ellis May

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    The Distance
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    War on Territory
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    Ghost
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    River of Doubt
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Ellis May is the artist moniker for musician and producer Sophia Maj.
She writes and produces the music as well as the visual universe surrounding the music.
She studied Sounddesign on the National Filmschool of Denmark, and worked for several years as a soundesigner and score-composer on feature films, before making electronic music. Her sound is dark and expressive with a cinematic flare and like the online music magazine ´Gold Flake Paint´ described her 2017 single "Father": "with intensity that makes the world fall away for all of its 5:28 minute duration”.
But even more characteristic is the constant evolving sound, as well as the personal storyline.
On her debut single "Surrender" in 2017, and the following singles "Father" and River of Doubt the sound is built around digitally manipulated piano and drummachines.
Her 2019 debut EP The Distance based on distorted guitars and synths, describing a night where her childhood home burned to the ground. The titletrack The Distance was picked KEXP's Song of the Day 2019 by the iconic american radiostation.
This year so far the singles War on Territory and Ghost have been released, promising a deep dive into a more experimental electronic sound, that is the foundation of the upcoming debut album "Medicine" due November 2020:
"´Medicine´ is a work on a certain darkness filtered through ecstaticly bright neon lights, and is made to be played on maximum volume while driving fast through the dark night of the soul”

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