Kate Ellis Releases New Single ‘Another Way’
Louisiana-born, London-based singer-songwriter Kate Ellis has a gorgeous new single Another Way out today and we’re delighted to feature her as our Country Release Friday artist this week with MAM Roots. The first track from her forthcoming album Spirals, Another Way is available now on all digital platforms. Tune into @mam_roots IGTV from 8pm today for an exclusive live performance.
Emotional and piano-led, Another Way tells the story of a flawed man doing the best he can with lyrics which are loosely based on Kate’s father. She explains “It’s the song of a daughter finding forgiveness for her father and understanding the connection between them. It is about realising that someone can only live by what they see as real, and we cannot always see another way to be. Love allows you to accept that person with all their frailties.”
Kate Ellis is an Americana singer-songwriter, who was born in Louisiana, grew up in New York and is now based in London, England.
Kate started writing songs when she decided to put down her law degree and pick up the guitar, which led to her critically acclaimed debut album “Carve Me Out,” released in 2017. There is a timeless quality to her sound, reflecting a love of classic singer/songwriters, from Gram Parsons and Gillian Welch, to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Leonard Cohen and Nanci Griffith.
Her southern country-folk roots come from her father, an important early musical influence, who once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out.
Kate’s emotional and seductive vocals take you into a world of private beauty, reflection and feelings; the music is always intimate and evocative – you listen and want to be there.
A journalist for the Observer described “hauntingly beautiful songs,” while No Depression described her debut album ‘Carve Me Out’ as “An album of great warmth and feeling that just makes you press repeat.