Poetic voice ‘Ellie Madeland’ show us her talent with ‘Out of Nowhere’ a incredibly beautiful song ready to debut in Formula Indie!
Discover the majestic video below!
Ellie Madeland is a singer-songwriter from a small village in the South of Sweden. Demonstrating a passion for creativity from an early age, her father taught her how to play guitar, piano and how to write songs.
After graduating a Film and Music program in Sweden, she moved to London in 2015 to continue studying (this time Acting and Directing) and explore the UK music scene.
Between 2018 and 2019, Ellie became the singer of the synth-pop duo Island Empire and dream-pop band Emergent Minds. Following the release of Island Empire’s album “Olympian” in early 2020, as the Covid-19 lockdown forced a live music and band-related hiatus, Ellie began a long-distance writing and production partnership with UK-based producer and multi-instrumentalist, Gentle William.
Suffice to say, when the opportunity presented itself, GW, who is not new to keeping his distance when it comes to collaboration, and has worked with The Whiskey Priest, Mann Booker Prize nominated author Sophie MackIntosh and Brighton-based collective Junkboy (whose latest album was described by Mojo Magazine as a “moment of calm in our turbulent world…”) was eager to explore the opportunities offered by lockdown.
As for this song: It’s like Brian Eno once said: “Things come out of nothing… the tiniest seed in the right situation turns into the most beautiful forest…”
It was just that – an instrumental idea that had sat on GW’s laptop for several years, amounting to nothing, suddenly developed into something when Ellie heard it and demoed a melody. Perhaps not an unusual MO for collaboration in itself, but given that (at point of finishing the single) Ellie and GW had still never actually met nor had a proper conversation, there is a certain peculiarity about their approach to writing a song.