JFC talk Solo Life, Rudimental and
Hearing Yourself On The Radio With
London Sensation Ella Eyre
Eyre starred on Rudimental’s number one smash hit ‘Waiting All Night’, and won the BRIT for ‘Single of the Year’ as a result. She was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award, came second in the BBC’s Sound of 2014 Award, won the Best Newcomer MOBO in 2014 and the Best Female award in 2015.
The Londoner starred on DJ Fresh’s ‘Gravity’, released three top-twenty charting solo singles in ‘If I Go’, ‘Comeback’ and ‘Together’, co-wrote UK number one ‘Changing’ for Sigma and Paloma Faith, toured extensively with Rudimental, Olly Murs and by herself, dropped her debut album in August and became the face of England Rugby’s World Cup campaign soundtrack with a cover of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” in September.
She’s also still only 21-years-old, and believe it or not, just like you and me, she only has 24 hours in her day.
How did it all happen? We caught up with Ella to ask exactly that. She admits she learned a lot through her early touring with Rudimental, and the rest? Well, talent and tenacity are to thank.
“I guess it was kind of random, how I first met Rudimental,” she says. “I had just signed for Virgin and they heard a couple of demos through the grapevine and liked my vocals so they asked me to come in and do a bit of writing with them.
“From there I joined them on tour and having done seven months on tour with them they asked me to do ‘Waiting All Night’.”