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Ella Eyre - Electric Brixton, London 12/06/14

13 June 2014, 12:04 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Despite only an EP and a few singles to her name, London singer-songwriter Ella Eyre seems to be ascending the pop ranks incredibly fast. The runner-up to Sam Smith in the BBC Sound of 2014 poll, she’s already provided vocals on Rudimental’s mega-hit “Waiting All Night”, and tonight Eyre demonstrates she’s more than just the bridesmaid, showcasing her small repertoire alongside some new songs that are set to appear on her upcoming debut album.

Her set is one of her longest so far, tonight’s sold-out Electric Brixton being the biggest headline show she’s played in her young career, a feat she humbly acknowledges a few times. Taking to the stage with her band she opens with “Don’t Follow Me”, followed up with a new song called “Time” about a long-distance relationship. Her big hits like “Deeper” and “Worry ‘Bout Me” are meandered through fresher numbers like “All About You” and “Fall Down”, Eyre swaying across the small stage with gusto, the crowd responding well to these newer songs as well as a few covers.

The singer stands out on a lively rendition of Basement Jaxx’s “Good Luck” mid-set, a now regular staple of her live show, before dedicating a heartfelt number called “Home” to her mum, who is in the audience tonight. Main set-closer and standout “Come Back” rouses the crowd before and encore of slow and intimate ballad “Alone Too”, Eyre singing with only her keyboardist for backup. A moving cover of “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart follows before inevitable set closer and and current single “If I Go”.

Though her debut LP hasn’t been officially announced yet, the promising songs showcased tonight should put Eyre in good stead. The songwriter manifests her individual talents this evening with no guest performers, and like contemporary Smith, proves her future potential as a stand-alone pop star.


Don’t Follow Me Time
Typical Me
Worry Bout Me
All About You
Love Me Like You
Good Luck (Basement Jaxx cover)
Fall Down
Waiting All Night
Come Back
Alone Too
If I Go

  • Review by Sam Warner.

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