It’s an old truism that great pain informs great art, but with the new Ellery album, This Isn’t Over Yet, it seems the inverse is true.
Last year, following a particularly productive writing period, Ellery’s married brain trust, Tasha and Justin Golden, hit the studio with renowned producer Malcolm Burn to begin their fourth full-length album.
“We were really excited to work with Malcolm because we wanted to work with someone who could challenge us as songwriters,” Tasha says, “And (we wanted) somebody who had done a lot of work with the female voice and somebody who had a real ear for the song, who had a concept of what the song is asking to be, as opposed to what I intended it to be when I wrote it.
He seems to have all those qualities.”
Ellery will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at The Carnegie Theater in Covington, Ky.
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