Ella Langley certainly made a statement with this EP.
Her debut Excuse the Mess EP is out everywhere today, and it’s already one of my favorite projects from this year.
From honky tonk heaters, to several slowed down, almost acoustic heartbreak ballads, to a few rock and roll bangers, she perfectly encapsulated every part of who she is as both an artist and a person in each and every song on the tracklist.
Ella says that was done on purpose, and she hopes that everyone who listens to it will feel every bit of emotion she put into co-writing all eight songs featured:
“Every aspect of me as an artist is portrayed in the EP. You get the storyteller side, the rock side, and the fun side. My music has something for everybody.
I hope you dance, cry, and listen to it over and over again. The only plan is to keep going. Pedal down. All gas, no brakes.”
Ella made her Grand Ole Opry debut back in February, and is gearing up to hit the road with Jon Pardi this summer on his Mr. Saturday Night world tour, as well.
The Hope Hull, Alabama native is certainly one to keep your eye on going forward, and after hearing this project, I think it’s safe to say she’s here to stay in the country genre, and I can’t wait to see where her career goes from here.
Maybe it’s because I relate to a lot of the subject matter on this project because we’re around the same age and stage in life, but her honesty and authenticity in her lyrics is easily what I find most endearing about her.
She doesn’t shy away from talking about having her heart broken, waiting longer to walk away from a bad relationship than she should, and even being unapologetic about wanting more and not settling for anything less than that.
And while obviously you should go listen to every song on her new project, especially the lead single “That’s Why We Fight” with Texas rocker Koe Wetzel, I’ll leave you with some of my favorites below.
Ella Langley is a superstar in the making, and every song is one I know I’ll be going back to often. Do yourself a favor and check ’em out:
“Hell Of A Man”
“Make Me Wanna Smoke”
“Excuse The Mess”
“Could’ve Been Her”
Excuse the Mess tracklist:
1. “Make Me Wanna Smoke”
2. “Excuse the Mess”
3. “Could’ve Been Her”
4. “That’s Why We Fight (feat. Koe Wetzel)”
5. “Country Boy’s Dream Girl”
6. “Hell Of A Man”
7. “Where You Left It”
8. “Don’t We All”
Ella Langley 2023 tour dates:
6/11 Nashville, TN CMA Fest
6/16 Santa Rose, CA Country Summer Music Festival
6/22 Mack, CO Country Jam
6/29 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
7/2 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
7/20 Cullman, AL Rock The South
8/4 Quincy, WA Watershed Festival 2023
8/25 Belfast, Northern Ireland Ulster Hall
8/28 Glasgow, UK City Halls & Old Fruitmarket
8/29 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz Manchster
8/31 Bristol, UK O2 Academy Bristol
9/1 London, UK O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
9/3 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
9/4 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
9/6 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
9/7 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand
9/28 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
9/29 Pikeville, KY Appalachian Center Arena
9/30 Savannah, GA Enmarket Arena
10/5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/6 Estero, FL Hertz Arena
10/7 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
10/19 Brookings, CD Swiftel Center
10/20 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
10/21 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
10/26 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
10/27 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
10/28 Everett, WA Angel of the Winds Arena
11/2 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
11/3 Missoula, MT Adams Center
11/4 Billings, MT First Interstate Arena
11/16 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
11/17 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
11/18 Hershey, PA Giant Center
11/30 Independence, MO Cable Dahmer Arena
12/1 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
12/2 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
12/8 Fresno, CA Fresno, CA
12/9 Las Vegas, NV Michelob Ultra Arena