Horsham singer-songwriter prepares to launch debut single

Alice Ella, cover artwork of 'Summer Sun'. Photography by Vicky Baptiste, styling Joey Bevan, makeup Abbi Rose, hair Charlie Wilkinson
Alice Ella, cover artwork of 'Summer Sun'. Photography by Vicky Baptiste, styling Joey Bevan, makeup Abbi Rose, hair Charlie Wilkinson

A singer-songwriter from Horsham has appealed to the public for support as she prepares to launch her debut single.

Alice Ella is preparing to release ‘Summer Sun’, a song about ‘past memories and future ambitions’.

It follows years of writing, recording and gigging for the artist, who grew up in Horsham before moving to London last year.

Alice, who is currently on tour in Hong Kong, said: “It’s so daunting releasing a song, a piece of your world for everyone else to hear.

“Every time I perform it out here I get such a pang for home.”

She has launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the release of the single, which offers various benefits to those willing to donate.

These range from receiving a copy of ‘Summer Sun’ to Alice and guitarist Robin Banerjee performing in their living room, depending on how much is donated.

Money gained from the project will go towards having the track mixed and promotion of the single, while ten per cent will go to the ME Association and Action for ME, charities close to Alice’s heart.

She spent years battling the illness as a teenager after initially contracting glandular fever.

She said: “I became housebound and confined to a wheelchair for years, but with physio and a therapy called the ‘lightning process’ I made gradual progress until I could do a bit more each day.

“I found listening to music and singing very therapeutic and as I was getting better I started to write songs.

“I finally found a way to vent and to put down on paper how I felt.”

‘Summer Sun’ mentions her moving from Horsham, career aspirations and has a feeling of hope throughout, Alice explained.

To view the kickstarter campaign, which runs until June 14, click here.

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