San Francisco Bay folk-pop artist Ella Harp introduces a glorious new single called “Screaming Into The Void.” Known to her friends and family as Ella Dawn Jenkins, EllaHarp, has been gifted with an enormous talent for writing some of the most powerful, universal songs that could be performed by a harp. Ella has her own line of designer clothing and jewelry as well as her own design for the harp she plays.
“As far as we can remember, there has never been an artist who has taken the harp and re-imagined it in such a refreshing and dynamic way” – Indie Rock Cafe
This single is the first to be released from the self-titled album “Screaming Into The Void” and that will be released later this year.
Quote from the artist: ‘Screaming Into The Void’ was written in a moment of frustration about releasing music in the digital age. In many ways, it’s easier than ever to make a splash, but amidst the overwhelming quantity of music coming out on any given day, it can feel a lot like you’re making literally no difference whatsoever. ~EllaHarp~
Ella has garnered some amazing accolades during her career. Her music was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2018, she opened for Grammy winner Mya, in 2018, and was featured on the cover of the Ventura County Reporter, also in 2018.
In 2019 she showcased during the Canadian Music Week in May, her album “Who Asked You Back” found regular rotation on over 85 radio stations internationally, and she placed at #2 and #4 on Roots Music Reporter Top 50 Folk and the Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album Charts in September of that year.
Her cover video of a song recorded by the “Lumineers” called “Gloria” was shared by the group to several of their official social media sites and received over 10,000 views and likes.
“Blues-tinged bass lines and drones depart from the celestial plucks and swirls typically associated with her ancient instrument…understated, intimate vocals are set off by the rhythmic snap and resonance of her harp strokes” – San Francisco Chronicle
EllaHarp features a beautiful composition of contemporary blues and she does it all with a rather unique instrument, one designed especially for her purpose.
She has been described by edgy, with a heavy blues texture and expressing a wispy and ethereal sound that leaves her worked balanced and full of classy style. I would agree. Her voice is
“Celestial and elegant, attached to an angel’s hip, the harp is an instrument of the ether. Until Ella Dawn Jenkins brings it right back down to earth” -Ventura County Reporter
Ella’s music fits perfectly into the genre of pop, folk, blues, and indie-pop. Her talents are close to home as her paternal grandfather was a renowned composer and arranger Gordon Jenkins, her maternal grandfather was Bill Ulyate, who was bandleader and studio musician who performed at Disneyland.
EllaHarp studied at a small college on the Isle of Skye in Scotland where she honed her skills and developed her gift. Today she is a full time musician, touring and sharing her love of music around the world.
‘EllaHarp’s supple, seductive voice slithers its way through and around her exquisite mad harp skills to brew up some serious voodoo magic.’-Boston Survival Guide
For more information on EllaHarp and her music, you can check out the links below. All media links and photos are courtesy of Independent Music Promotions.