Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Ellie Burke is making waves with her unique blend of soft pop and lo-fi beats, drawing inspiration from artists like Sasha Sloan and Olivia Dean. Her latest release, ‘Filtered Reality,’ invites listeners into Ellie’s world, exploring the insecurities and negative impact of social media.
‘Filtered Reality’ emerged as part of Ellie’s university dissertation, where she aimed to shed light on the detrimental effects of social media. Through extensive research and personal accounts, Ellie discovered the toll it takes on mental health, particularly through cyberbullying and the perpetuation of unrealistic standards.
Ellie shares, “One girl spoke about how social media exacerbated her eating disorder, exposing her to negative content. Another person discussed how cyberbullying took a toll on their mental health. An influencer opened up about the anxiety she experienced from portraying an unrealistic lifestyle online. These accounts inspired me to create ‘Filtered Reality.'”
While acknowledging the positive aspects of social media, such as connection and information sharing, Ellie’s goal is to let others know that they are not alone in their struggles. Her music serves as a medium for engaging and thought-provoking commentary, providing an escape for her listeners.
Ellie’s musical journey began as a teenager, captivated by Disney and Nickelodeon stars like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande. Inspired to take the stage herself, Ellie pursued performing arts, attended singing auditions, and studied music production at university.
With her debut single, “The Moon,” released on January 20th, Ellie captured hearts with her spacious sound. She followed up with the enchanting track “Together,” a heartfelt ode to devotion and love, featuring a simple acoustic production complemented by her dreamy vocals.
Beyond her recorded music, Ellie can be found busking and gracing stages at various venues and events in Liverpool, earning her recognition as a relatable and down-to-earth rising star.
Keep an eye on Ellie Burke as she continues to captivate audiences with her introspective and relatable approach to music, providing a voice for those navigating the complexities of a filtered reality.
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