Lindsay Ell proves to be country rock gem with The Project

Canadian singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell is set to wow UK audience with the physical release of her album The Project in the UK. 

Following her long-awaited return to the UK last October and a stellar performance at this year’s Country To Country festival, Lindsay Ell’s critically acclaimed debut album The Project received its UK physical release on 9 March 2018, led by the US hit single Waiting On You as well as recently released single Criminal.

Filled with twelve gripping, heart-on-her-sleeve tracks and produced by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, the album is the musical calling card Ell’s been working toward her whole life – from her childhood in Calgary, Alberta; through her time opening shows for blues legend Buddy Guy; and even with attention-grabbing country singles Trippin’ On Us and By the Way.

“I feel like I’ve finally found myself,” Ell says about The Project. “I’m a better guitar player, I’m a better singer, I’m a better songwriter. I’m just a different artist, and I’ve never felt about music the way I do now.”

Hit single Waiting On You is the perfect opener for the record, showcasing many of Ell’s endless talents. It’s catchy, it’s rocky but most of all it has a lot of soul. Like many songs on the singer’s debut album, Waiting On You has those very relatable lyrics but with a kick of female power. In fact, across the record, Lindsay Ell makes it clear that what girls really want is to be adored and paid attention to but that we, on occasion, also do some stupid things when we’re in love. Champagne is a quirky little love song that is the perfect example of wanting to be adored.

But there is so much more to Lindsay Ell than just cute love songs. Her fierce vocals and incredible guitar skills really shine bright on songs such as Wildfire and recent single Criminal. Ell also shows us a deeper, more vulnerable side of her. Space for example tells a heart-wrenching story of a couple needing “space”. The song really gives you goosebumps with every listen as the chorus highlights Ell’s piercing vocals and you can just see yourself turning it up loud while driving in the rain.

One of the more pop-inspired songs on the album, Always Kiss The Girl practically begs to be played on mainstream radio, especially with its infectious chorus and summer feel.

Grooving, diverse, and emotionally charged, it’s easy to hear what Ell means. The Project reveals every aspect of her endless talent – from her fiery guitar prowess to her crisp, inviting vocals and even her new knack for vulnerable song craft.

With her long-awaited album debut, Lindsay Ell has discovered what she was meant for, and who she really is, and now she has shown her UK fans what that is all about. 

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