Ella McCready is a soul/pop artist hailing from London. Born into a family of musicians, she’s been singing and writing music for as long as she can remember. With creativity running through her veins, she began her career gigging professionally at just 14 years old. Now focusing on her solo project, McCready’s colourful and uplifting sound burns brightly, with her powerful and captivating voice taking centre stage. With new single, Fine on My Own, out Ella spoke with The Fountain about the new music as well as the plan for the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Fine on My Own?

People have been so supportive! I’m really grateful for the wonderful reception it’s had, as the subject matter is very personal and close to my heart. I’ve had some wonderful reviews and so many more people are listening than they had at this point with my previous singles! The only way is up!

TF: How does Jess Glynne inspire your sound?

When you think of Jess Glynne you think bright, beautiful melodies over vibrant instrumentals, and songs that just make you want to dance. I struggle to listen to her music without smiling and having a boogie – that’s what I’d like my music to do for others. That’s the direction I’d like to continue to go in with my future releases.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

Spoiler alert – I have a summer single to release! More news on that very soon… After that I’m excited to get back in the writing room and bring you guys some more tunes. I’d also love to be performing a solo London show before the year is out.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

The UK has so many amazing venues but to be honest I’ve not had the honour of gracing many of its stages, at least not as a solo artist. I’m just so excited to start playing solo shows. I guess what I’m most looking forward to is outdoor gigs over the summer! This summer is going to be amazing with everyone being allowed out again – I can already feel the buzz in the air.