Ellen Arthur Blyth is a new Dublin-based singer-songwriter, and make of classic soul-infused songcraft.
The youngest of nine children, Ellen Arthur Blyth will release a debut album entitled Nine this year, which was recorded at Hell Fire Studios in Dublin and produced by Alex Borwick, at Grouse Lodge.
‘Young Ones’ is the debut single fromBlyth, a song that yearns for better things. The track has a jazzy Lana Del Rey pop vibe, and Blyth says:
“It’s less about falling in love and more about choosing to stay in love, trying to find magic and playfulness with someone in the mundane of the everyday. It’s striving to be someone’s safe place in a world that can seem overwhelming at times. Love is a choice and so it’s important how we frame it.” Ellen shares.
Ellen Arthur Blyth has an interesting back story already involving You’re A Star, and starring in a low-budget indie film.
Ellen Arthur Blyth bio
Born in Dublin, the youngest of nine, in a house where the one who shouted loudest ate most, Ellen learned early how to sing for her supper. Dragged out of bed, dusted down, slung into a polyester frock, her early forays into musical performance consisted of pitch perfect renditions of Any Dream Will Do to family friends. But as success followed the clan, friends turned to ambassadors, heads of state, Hollywood actors and other visiting dignitaries passing through. Aged 9, she woke her father and told him she was going to be a famous singer and would buy him a racehorse. He told her to go back to bed. At 16 she made the live finals of Ireland’s ‘You’re a Star’ but lost her voice. Her early adult life was spent serenading drunk punters in a city buried in snow, before finally, she fell through a drunken crevasse. After reaching bottom, she started to climb back out and rediscover her voice.
Studying in Brighton at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute), she passed with distinction and was singled out as one to watch. For a sprinkling of years, she fronted a nine-piece until she realized she’d re-created her family. In perfect irony she landed a role in a low-budget Indie film about a young singer who comes to Brighton to find her voice. She penned the title song, won best actor at festivals in Milan and Los Angeles (Women’s Independent) and was told to pursue acting. She didn’t. Her band split up. Instead, she came home, focussed on dispelling her demons and blanketed herself in a hand-me-down, sale item of domestic obscurity, popping her head above the covers now and again to sing a song here, do a collaboration there.
Finally, nine years into recovery, she began to write her own music. And nine songs later, Ellen Arthur Blyth and ‘Nine’ were born.