[2016.03.12] Tom Hollingworth, for NARC Magazine.
Taken from her recent debut album, the song Had Me From The Start reflects the lighter and brighter side of Elly’s writing.
The choice to double-track her lead vocal in unison throughout the recording removes a deeper vulnerability that could sadden the mood of this track, but here, the love being described is one that has been invited-in to consume the narrators’ heart; a celebration! This joyous expression is further emphasised with a chorus of backing vocals finding ever more energy throughout the song; like springtime bringing more and more colour with flowers.
Elly modestly explains “I just really enjoy singing it, so I hope people enjoy listening and want to tap their feet along.”
Though written three years ago, the gleeful spirit, in Elly’s strummed classical guitar and Adam Kent’s spritely electronic sounds, marries the optimism around this blossoming time in Elly’s life as a songwriter.