TUNE HUSSY - YLMD
HUSSY is South London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Sophie Nicole Ellison. Originally hailing from the middle of nowhere in the North East of England (Northumberland), Ellison moved to London in 2013, playing around in a number of bands as a multi-instrumentalist and drummer, whilst working as a studio engineer. It was during this time that she started writing for HUSSY as an avant-garde dream pop project from her bedroom; playing, recording and layering all of the instrumentation entirely on her own.
“This time around I really wanted to up what I’ve been doing sonically. Before now I’d been recording nearly everything at home but went to a proper studio to redo some elements from the original version. The whole process became a reaffirmation of how/ why I make music the way I do. Playing everything myself enables me to immerse myself in the creative process and in the end became a form of self empowerment, something I wanted to prove to myself I could continue to do. ”
“I could almost say at this stage YLMD has become like a love letter to self-empowerment and things going wrong. Originally it was the frustration over seeing loved ones self destruction. Ultimately though, it’s a journey of reflection and self-empowerment. Now, this song has become a reminder in how trusting yourself is so important to me.”
“Musically I wanted to make it very dramatic and fun, inspired by new wave ballads with some messy conflicting noise underneath. “