Ellis today shares a new collection of covers recorded in her bedroom, following the release of her debut album Born Again in April. For her ‘Bedroom Covers’ collection, Ellis has taken on Taylor Swift’s Lover”, Dinosaur Jr.’s “I Got Lost” and The Used’s “Buried Myself Alive”. Listen here.
Her “Lover” cover is accompanied by a lo-fi video which takes us on sunset walks through dreamy cityscapes.
About the covers, Ellis says:
“I haven’t been feeling very inspired to write lately. The world is feeling equally chaotic and slow, my mind feels very strange, so I have focused on learning other people’s songs and it’s been sort of a nice break.
I wanted to cover songs by artists that have influenced me musically and as a songwriter. I love Taylor Swift’s to-the-point lyricism about her feelings, the relatability of her songs. Dinosaur Jr. is just such a cool band and J Mascis is one of my favorite guitarists. I’ve been practicing a lot more than I usually do, working on scales and trying to improve my technical skill – I want to be able to shred like J! And The Used was such a huge band for me growing up, Bert McCracken writes perfect emo songs that have stood the test of time.”