When it came time to write his debut album Ernest Ellis bunkered down by himself in a log cabin in the Blue Mountains for a cold but productive month-long writing session. ‘Heading For The Cold ’ was the first song to emerge and is the first single from the debut album, “Hunting”.
“It felt like I had left the city and was literally heading for the cold both mentally and physically. It was almost like I was preparing myself for a storm or a massive flood or something like that. That’s how this song really came to be, I had set out to write an album that represented continuity and a particular state of mind.”
‘Heading For The Cold’ starts with sparse instrumentation, and percussive handclaps that propel the track forward. The relaxed guitar line is both ethereal and infectious, but it’s the swelling vocal that captures your attention as it declares the song’s title in an almost celebratory tone.
“It was such an exciting process making this record. We took our time with it and it felt like we crossed the entire country to get it done, but really it felt like the only way I could have recorded these songs and done them justice."
Ernest Ellis first grabbed attention with his single ‘Bad Blood’, which was picked up by triple j and community stations, and has since toured with the likes of Jamie T, Evan Dando and Florence And The Machine.
The latest single is "Heading For The Cold", with the singles "Loveless", "Heading For The Cold" and "Bad Blood" also featuring on the album. "Hunting" is out now.
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Ernest's music has been featured in the following productions:
Hawaii Five-O (CBS Network USA) - Track "Want For Anything"