Setup time at the Dallas Museum of Art!!
Big thanks to Central Track for the cool review of Love Myself
Ellen Once Again — Love Myself.
RIYL: Gazing into a mirror while reassuring yourself that you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and, doggone it, people like you.
What else you should know: Down on yourself or not, Ellen Hinton’s latest EP offers up as many self-esteem boosting moments as it does instantly relatable hooks. It’d be super-uplifting even it wasn’t such a great pop record.
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Here’s a little video we made for Love Myself from my new EP. I wrote this song about wanting to do something great but feeling helpless with everything that’s going on in the world. It can be a daily struggle learning to love yourself, not hold yourself back because of fear, and to be brave enough to put yourself out there to love others not knowing what you’re gonna get in return. At the end of the day, I’m learning that love truly makes the world go round. I hope you like it!
“I’m braver than I give myself credit for,” Ellen Once Again (the musical moniker of Dallas-based singer-songwriter Ellen Hinton) sings on the title track of her new EP, Love Myself. Although she’s speaking of mustering the courage to love herself so she can love others, her bravery also manifests itself in her unabashed embrace of the pop idiom, which is being forever twisted and warped by North Texas artists. Playing around with proven formulas is fine, but every so often, you want some handclaps, lilting layered harmonies and habit-forming melodic hooks, delivered by a vocalist in full control of her abilities. Ellen Once Again effortlessly delivers such pleasures repeatedly over the course of these four songs, which linger long after the final notes fade.