Nieve Ella – Lifetime Of Wanting EP Review: A Leader in the Next Generation of Indie

Nieve Ella – Lifetime Of Wanting

Nieve Ellas songs are subtly powerful because she adopts the roles of both hero and villain. Her second EP, Lifetime Of Wanting, delves into emotionally charged themes, from the aftermath of a breakup to the conflicting feelings that come with a new romance. Ella’s song “His Sofa” captures this emotional turmoil, reminiscent of Soccer Mommy at her most intense.

At just 20 years old, Nieve Ella is making a mark in British indie music. Following her debut EP Young & Naive, she has gained a devoted fanbase through support slots for artists like Dylan and Inhaler and high-profile festival appearances. Her music resonates deeply with fans, who share handmade friendship bracelets at her shows, reflecting a strong sense of community.

With Lifetime Of Wanting Ella aims to transition from an emerging artist to mainstream recognition. Drawing inspiration from Boygenius and Gracie Abrams, her songs are both universal and intimate, creating a sense that she’s speaking directly to the listener.

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Ella‘s songwriting balances vagueness and specificity, such as referencing an ex’s new partner’s infatuation with Phoebe Bridgers in Your Room. While the EP generally maintains a mid-tempo pace, it showcases a young and intelligent songwriter beginning to explore her potential.

The closing track, Lifetime Of Wanting features a beautiful blend of shoegaze-inspired guitars and ethereal atmospherics, leaving listeners with a sense of euphoria.