‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’ is the brand new single from Manchester’s Ellysse Mason.
Upbeat, uplifting and unapologetically feel-good, the single is the follow up to
‘Something Good’ which soared into 7 different international New Music Friday playlists on Spotify.
“I was so happy with the response to the last single but I’m even more excited for people to hear ‘I Don’t wanna Dance’. I think this song really represents me as an artist right now and clearly shows the direction I’m taking my music in.”
Sitting once again in the Alt-Pop category and drawing inspiration from the 80’s, this track is probably
more Pop than Alt. It’s full of excitement and optimism and represents another shift in gear for
Ellysse’s writing and production style. It’s a statement about wanting to do things differently.
“…it’s like when you’re at a party or in a club and the music is blaring and everyone is going at
100 miles an hour and shouting over each other. You’re with someone, but you can’t connect
with them in that environment. You just want to be alone with them, get on a train and run away
somewhere you can be yourself…”
Synth driven from the very first note, the driving beat kicks in after the first few lines of vocal and
carries you right through to the widescreen, hook-laden chorus. It’s uplifting, feel good nature is
reminiscent of music you might play on a road trip in high Summer with the windows rolled right
The video accompanying the song is a sparkling dreamscape which delves even deeper into
Ellysse’s fascination with all things outer space. “I basically want to be an astronaut” she laughs,
so if I can’t do it in real life, Im just going to try and live out my dream in all my videos”.