Ella Henderson has announced the title of her debut single.
The former X Factor contestant revealed that her first release will be called ‘Ghost‘ and is currently shooting the accompanying music video.
“U guessed it guys!! I’m currently out here in NEW ORLEANS where we are shooting the video for my first single called..,” she tweeted, before announcing: “My first single is called … GHOST !!”
Henderson will release her debut album ‘Chapter One‘ later this year, after finishing sixth on The X Factor back in 2012.
The star recently told Digital Spy that her label boss Simon Cowell is “really happy” with her new album.
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She may not have won The X Factor back in 2012 – but Ella Henderson is gearing up for the big time.
“When the X Factor bubble bursts, it’s a comedown,” admits 17-year-old Ella Henderson. Despite being favourite to win the 2012 show – and even getting Adele’s vote (“My jaw was on the floor when she Tweeted me”), she was knocked out before the quarter-finals. James Arthur went to win, but it wasn’t the end of the story for Ella. “Two days after I left, I had four record labels pitching for me,” she says, matter of factly.
She chose Syco, Simon Cowell’s label, and promptly left her home town of Tetley in Lincolnshire and jetted to LA to work with Grammy-winning legends Diane Warren and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.
“He’s written with Whitney and Mariah, so I was in the recording booth thinking, ‘Has Mariah touched these headphones? Has she breathed on this mic?’”.
With record due out in March, it’s been cooking longer than most post-X Factor debuts.
“I needed the time to write, to experience things.” So what can we expect? “It’s raw, soulful and honest – there are tracks where I’d kill to put the guy’s name in it,” she laughs. “I think people will be surprised, they’ve only really heard me sing ballads, but it was fun finding an up-tempo sound that worked. We played around with a lot of beats.”
We would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and we hope you have a good day! To help you get in the Christmas spirit, here are a few videos of Ella covering a few Christmas classics. You can also listen to a Christmas message from Ella here.
Ella Henderson has been listed amongst the ‘Tips for 2014‘ by Virgin Media. She performed two songs from her debut album for them, ‘Five Tattoos‘ and a brand new original song ‘The First Time‘. In the interview with Virgin Media Ella confirmed that her album is “about to be released”. Ella’s debut album is set to be released in Spring 2014.
The First Time
Ella Henderson has added Camille Purcell to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album with Simco Limited / Syco Music.
Recent credits by the British singer/songwriter include “What About Us” by The Saturdays [Polydor Records], “Nothing Feels Like You” by Little Mix [Syco Music] and “Hero” by Jessie J [Republic Records].
With her talent, Purcell has also co-written with top musicians Richard “Biff” Stannard, Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Sandy Vee, Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, and TMS (Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher & Thomas Barnes).
Other hitmakers backing Henderson on the still-untitled LP are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Salaam Remi (Ciara, Jordin Sparks) and Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Celine Dion).
Ella’s debut album is set to be released in Spring 2014.