‘Space Out!’ is the latest quirky single from indie pop artist Ellie Dixon. Inspired by artists like Easy Life and Still Woozy, it’s an explosion of introspection and fantasy about spending too much time in your head and feeling detached from reality. It's full of tongue-incheek sci-fi imagery coloured by Ellie’s trademark playful delivery and infinitely layered backing vocals.
It was completely self-produced during lockdown, and features playful percussion from glass jars to rattling pots, sparkling synths, rich and groovy basslines, and no shortage of unusual effects and samples. Ellie also designed a line of merchandise and animated a lyric video to go along with the release.
21 year old Ellie Dixon is a completely self-managed and self-produced artist based in Cambridge and London described as an "indie pop wunderkind". She produces upbeat, punchy bops with groove and a sense of humour, expressing life lessons and frustrations through witty lyrics, earworm melodies and joyous production.
She blends childhood singer/ songwriter and jazz influences such as KT Tunstall with the groovy pop, indie and R&B that drives her music today including the likes of Anderson .Paak, Easy Life, Still Woozy and Duckwrth. She takes DIY music to the max, always including unusual and fun sample easter
eggs in her production - from microwave door slams to glass bottles. Her music oozes personality, creativity and a love for the unconventional - you can guarantee you won't be bored.
Ellie has been generating attention with her DIY covers where she recreates songs using everyday objects, receiving high praise including from the original artists. Her cover of Lush Life using rubber bands was played to Zara Larsson on Glamour Magazine’s YouTube channel - “I’m obsessed” and “beautiful, beautiful tone” are a few quotes. Her covers have also been reposted by Still Woozy, Glass Animals and Easy Life, which has helped double her fan base over the last month.
She secured a sync deal for her song ‘Freak’ (in her latest EP Growing Pains) to be featured in the film ‘Spinster’ starring Chelsea Peretti which was released in Canada and the USA over the last 6 months.
Her last two singles were featured on BBC 6 Music on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape, she performed live for BBC Introducing for broadcast on BBC Look East, performed at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2018 and was due to play two slots at Camp Bestival this summer.