Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Honey For Wounds’ and an impressive live debut on COLORS, this week Ego Ego May shares the beautiful video for ‘Tonight I’m Drowning’, directed by Daniel Aremu and featuring dancer Shanika Wallace amongst the blue hues.
Along with writing from the heart, live performances are just as important to the fast-rising singer-songwriter and musician for connecting with the people who enjoy her music. In addition to a rescheduled and upgraded hometown date at London’s Omeara on the 23rd February, she will also be bringing the ‘Honey For Wounds’ live experience to Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Dublin, Bristol and Brighton from February 17th 2021.
The South London raised artist has received high praise for her captivating performances which have seen her headlining BBC Introducing’s Futuretense, London’s Roundhouse Rising Festival, a Boiler Room appearance with Moonchild and supporting Alfa Mist, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kayote), Oscar Jerome and the legendary Omar and more.
2021 UK TOUR DATES
17th February Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
18th February Headrow House, Leeds
20th February Yes, Manchester
23rd February Omeara, London
25th February The Workman’s Club, Dublin
26th February Rough Trade, Bristol
27th February Green Door Store, Brighton
‘Honey For Wounds’ is a soul-tingling blend of Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul vocal musicality. Incredibly honest self-penned, personal and observational lyrics are laced with tales of self-healing, protest, love and loss, global issues and more. This is all set to a sonic backdrop crafted with some of the most exciting creatives including Alfa Mist, Theo Croker, Eun, Melo-Zed, Oscar Jerome, Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Wu-Lu, Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet), Maralisa (Space Captain), Tom Excell, Andrew Ashong and more.
As is apparent through her own writing, Ego Ella May has a high level of admiration for people who show their vulnerabilities through music, which she uses as a source of inspiration; “It’s so easy to lie to yourself and others, so I really admire people who have the audacity to be truthful”. Her song writing takes influences from equal measures of reflective moments of solitude, her interest in mental health and wellness, observations made while taking part in community-based charity initiatives and a desire to make the world a better, more honest place.
‘Honey For Wounds’ is out now on UpperRoom Records, the record label arm of actor/producer/activist John Boyega’s company UpperRoom Entertainment, and with some exciting projects and collaborations on the horizon, there is no doubt this release will be another bright spot for this talented spirit as she continues to grow and gain the recognition she deserves.