Ella Vos and her candy-colored, synth pop dream filled the quaint, boarded walls of the Parish room at the House of Blues last Tuesday night.
Originally from Los Angeles, Vos has trekked her premiere, solo album across the country since its release last November. As her first tour, Words I Never Said is a luscious, electropop symphony; a midnight drive along the Las Vegas strip – complete with crystal disco shards and patent cowgirl Go-Go boots.
Her falsetto harmonies raise above the thick drum pad beats supplied by her multitalented, one-man backup band Danilo Perez. Among her album tracks and a few unreleased songs, Vos dabbled with some interesting covers in her set – a recent Bon Iver track and an acoustic version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.
As a new, first time mother and a women’s rights advocate, she also addressed a variety of issues in her performance and her lyrics that may be atypical to pop songs. From abortion rights to postpartum depression, Ella Vos wants her audience to know her music is just as much about them as it is about her. Even her stage name translates literally to “she, you” in Spanish.
Her early singles caught the ears of Rolling Stone and their “10 artists you need to know” feature. This took her to the top of both Spotify and HypeMachine’s viral charts. In addition, her hits “White Noise” and “You Don’t Know about Me” both got a heavy-hitting revamp when famous Dutch producer Fadil El Ghoul (better known as R3hab) gave them a signature, electro-house remix.
After leaving Nola, she’ll take her show back on the road and into the Sunshine Grove of Florida’s highly anticipated Okeechobee Music Festival before completing the rest of her tour.
You can stream all of Ella Voss’ debut album on Spotify or Apple Music.
Featured image via artist Facebook page.