SPOTLIGHT: Kate Ellis Releases Album On Vinyl – Check Out ‘Night Before The Dawn’ Video


Following the successful release of her debut full-length ‘Carve Me Out’, singer/songwriter Kate Ellis has shared the video for her current single ‘Night Before The Dawn’, and confirmed the album will be released on limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl LP on 27th September 2017, due to popular demand. Since its initial release in June, songs from the album have been streamed over 100,000 times and played on country and Americana radio shows across the UK, with Kate performing at gigs and festivals including a ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris hosted/curated ‘Under The Apple Tree’ event in Harrogate and an in-store at Union Music, a favourite among Americana fans.

Described as “a beautiful ballad laden with sorrow” by No Depression and featured in Fatea Magazine’s latest Showcase Sessions compilation, ‘Night Before The Dawn’ is a sparse and haunting  acoustic ballad, with Kate’s emotional and seductive vocals taking listeners into a world of private beauty, reflection and feelings. In her own words: “This song came from a sense that there are moments in the dead of night when you feel things so deeply, you are connected to your feelings so strongly, you can feel more alive than you do in the course of your everyday life. I suppose it is because you’re in a state of being intensely connected to who you are, to the deepest part of yourself. It was this emotional place that I wanted to try and capture.”

The video was directed and edited by Yorgo Lykouria, who was behind the videos for Kate’s first two singles from the album. He commented: “Kate’s song is about being connected to your deepest emotions, so I wanted to combine simple, beguiling performance footage with the mystery of searching by lantern-light for, as the song lyric puts it: the beauty in the darkest night.”

Kate Ellis has announced October dates to support the vinyl release,

October 8th – Depot, Lewes (a Union Music Store show)
October 13th – Lancaster Music Festival, Lancaster

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“On ‘Night Before The Dawn’, Kate’s tender vocals become captivating as they are nudged along by fiddle and mellow guitar. Unbelievably beautiful.” – Fatea Magazine

“’Night Before The Dawn’ is a sombre and powerful song. Quality Americana from an up and coming singer-songwriter.” – MAVERICK MAGAZINE

“A sparse, acoustic ballad with a hauntingly beautiful voice that will resonate with many people out there looking for some meaning and depth to their music.” – LYRIC MAGAZINE

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