- Lyndsey Cheng
Review: "Ed's House" - Ben Ellis
Do you sometimes think about the past when you were a teenager? Being rebellious, sneaking out of the house, stealing your parent’s alcohol, remembering old friends and partying? “Ed’s House” by Ben Ellis has the perfect nostalgic feeling about partying and enjoying life in your teen years. This song makes me miss those moments before I turned into an adult, and I feel like a lot of people can relate to it as well. I can imagine a montage video of friends hanging out together on multiple occasions, enjoying youth and not caring about anything other than that exact moment. This song screams freedom, and I know when you're a teenager, that is all you want; to be free and live life the way you crave.
The introduction of the song started with upbeat guitar before the lyrics begin. “Where are you going? / There’s a party at Ed’s house / We stole some liquor from our parents who drink too much.” Ellis’ says he wanted to capture the moment of living while we’re young with this song. The lyrics radiate optimistic and youthful energy which makes it hard not to sing along. Ellis’ voice is soothing and ran smoothly along with the tunes. His voice is clear, delicate and full of passion. The percussion is introduced after the first verse which leads to the chorus with a little bit of acapella. The second verse flows beautifully with the music which would have to be my favorite part of the song. There's a nod to the classic Wheatus’ song, “We’ll play Teenage Dirtbag on repeat / cause we don’t know what to do at seventeen ”, reiterating that this is an anthem for the forever young. The vibe is nostalgic and perfect for reminiscing the old times as a teen.
From Cardiff, Wales, singer-songwriter Ben Ellis has been singing for as long as he can remember. He started writing music at the age of 10 and started to learn how to play the guitar at age 14. During the pandemic, he has written numerous songs and collaborated with other artists from around the world. His debut single called “not this time” was released on March 9th, 2022, and his second single, “Ed’s House” was released on February 22nd, 2023. He was also featured in a song called “Night Shift” with Aidan Cross. He enjoys performing around London and Cardiff, playing covers and his own music.
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Written By Lyndsey Cheng
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