The debut full-length album by Ellis, Born Again, is a 30-minute ride of atmospheric pop with wisps of grungy overtones. Ellis is the pseudonym of Canadian singer/songwriter Linnea Siggelkow from Hamilton, Ontario, who was inspired by Avril Lavigne to learn and play music. On this album, Ellis has softened from the heavier debut EP in 2018, The Fuzz.

“Fall Apart,” currently heard on Big Sonic Heaven radio, is an emotional story of a depressed woman unraveling because is she getting too close in her relationship. The powerful lyrics are delivered softly with sadness backed by reverbed guitar and simple beat.

“Pringle Creek” is another dreamy relationship song, but more hopeful in exploring the uncertain emotions of a new love. The hallmark is an impressive electric guitar solo that moves the song from wistful simplicity to thundering fervor.

Dysfunctional relationships is just one of several themes on Born Again common of a young woman still curating her identity. In other songs on the album, Ellis questions her religion, moves into the city and experiences emotional abuse. It’s a forceful album that is delivered in an atmospheric haze that makes Ellis an impressive newcomer to the music scene.

Listen to Ellis’ Born Again at ellis-songs.com.

Rick Bourgoise
Big Sonic Heaven Radio Contributing Writer

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