Brush aside the lockdown blues on sparkling feel-good video for ‘Sugarcoat’
Taken from new EP ‘Sugarcoat’ due summer 2021
Norwegian twins The Ella Sisters return with a breezy, effervescent feel-good visual clip for new track ‘Sugarcoat’ lifted from the band’s forthcoming EP ‘Sugarcoat’ due summer 2021.
They say: “This video was so much fun to create, because Maren got to portray an “overdramatic” character that the person in the song seems to see you as. We played around with the colour scheme, and the difference between night and day time, to reflect this feeling of uncovering that someone is sugarcoating something. Charlotte is the character finding out that the relation is actually not working. And of course, we had to dance a bit. It was freezing cold during the takes where it looks like summer- we made it in Norway, so yeah… But we had a blast.”
Drawing on a myriad of influences from, pop, rock, soul and RnB, The Ella Sisters’ debut EP ‘Queens’ released in August 2020 chalked up radio plays across Norway and Germany and was featured in tastemaker press like Billboard, Popmatters and Kaltblut Magazine. The twins now continue their foray forward with EP number 2, the second instalment to their on going body of work.
The girls explain: “’Sugarcoat’ is our sophomore EP and is written as chapter 2 of our debut ‘Queens EP’. It tackles themes of underestimation and confidence, however this EP goes even further into personal relations and the restlessness of being young at heart. It explores the understanding of bad behaviour, which is the underlying theme in the two-parted project. In the song-writing process, we were dedicated to being as honest as possible. It was quite therapeutic.”
Growing up along the scenic southern coast of Norway, twins Maren and Charlotte have had space for creativity and writing. Drawing inspiration from the landscape around them, their music is imbibed with tons of energy, honest lyrics, big choruses, and harmonies within a playful and captivating pop soundscape. The duo’s songs are inspired by being young and questioning the world we live in, delving into topics of identity, mental health, being underestimated and finding confidence in yourself. A combination of courage and tenderness, the band have played showcases in the UK and Norway, a fresh act making their mark in 2021 and beyond.