You might remember seeing her name wallpapering every Barnes & Noble in America in 2007, or perhaps you remember her appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show during which Ellen made a declaration of her impending stardom (in case you haven’t noticed, Ellen’s opinion is highly regarded in the pop music scene).
Her appearance on Ellen was in promotion of her much acclaimed debut album ‘The Philosophy Tree’. Fast forward to 2010, and we have ‘Lost Songs’, an album that is absolutely certain to set a new standard in a genre that is suffering from an over abundance of manufactured teenie boppers.
‘Lost Songs’ is a 13-track album, and may be one of the best completely independent albums I’ve ever heard. Why isn’t Sony or Warner Bros. onto this? The discreet singer/songwriter turned awesome-pop-singer and Quiksilver model is certainly an artist you’ll hear a lot more from, sooner rather than later. This album is able to transcend the age limitations placed on the majority of its genre (along with a few other exceptions such as Sheryl Crow, Feist, and Tracy Chapman).
Take a look at the video for her magnificent first single ‘Apple’ and see for yourself. And be sure to support this oddly-independent artist by following this link – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ellielawson
LoveSound Rating – 8/10
Favorite Tracks – ‘Apple’ & ‘English Way’
Ellie Lawson – http://www.EllieLawson.com