Tipped as one of 2023’s most exciting rising artists, Nieve Ella is back with her anthemic new single, His Sofa, out today via AWAL Recordings.
Nieve Ella is on the rise fast and upon listening to her rapidly expanding discography, it’s not hard to figure out why.
Having already caught the attention of BBC Radio 1’s Introducing, Greg James, and Jack Saunders, and with a dedicated following beginning to emerge, the West Midlands 20-year-old is on par to becoming your new favourite singer-songwriter.
With songs outlining adolescence, and lyrics that make no attempt to mask or romanticise how truly confusing it can be coming of age, Ella’s releases thus far continue to resonate with her listeners. Consequently, her fan base is expanding exponentially.
Following the release of her debut EP, Young and Naive, back in January, featuring debut track, Girlfriend, as well as the singles, Blu Shirt Boy and Glasshouses, and the release of Big House, a track that arguably has paved the way for her bigger, indie-rock sounding tracks, Nieve Ella is back with her new single His Sofa, out today via AWAL Recordings.
“It's a love song filled with insecurities.” She explains in the press release. “It was written at a time when I felt so vulnerable, being new to a relationship I had never experienced before. It's an overreaction and none of it is true but I wanted a song I could scream in the car, on stage, in my room.”
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With its soaring vocals and Ella’s distinctive raspy tone, His Sofa is an anthemic track brimming with confidence. In comparison to previous tracks we’ve heard from Nieve Ella, it sounds fuller, bolder, and even more energetic, but still manages to remain sincere and relatable, with a level of potency.
It’s no lie that Ella cites Sam Fender as one of her biggest musical influences, having been vocal about on the matter on her social media (and having covered a mash-up of his song, Will We Talk, alongside Inhaler’s Love Will Get You There, for Radio 1’s Maida Vale sessions). On His Sofa, elements of Fender’s style can be identified, especially in the subdued vocals on the verse before the climatic chorus, as well as the production making the track sound like a live band all jamming in the same room together.
The latter, suggests that His Sofa is a song due to thrive in a live setting and on course to become a fan-favourite.
Nieve Ella has already landed huge support slots with DYLAN and Inhaler, and is due to play Bristol and Nottingham’s Dot To Dot festival this weekend. With a busy summer ahead packed with an impressive run of festival dates spanning All Points East, Reading and Leeds, Barn On The Farm, TRNSMT and Standon Calling, things are only going to continue sounding bigger for Nieve Ella.
Nieve Ella’s new single, His Sofa, is out now.