Ella Henderson marks her arrival with the release of her assured debut single, Ghost on June 8th through Syco Music. The epic song showcases Ella’s soaring voice, which belies her teenage years.
Ghost is a song Ella co-wrote with Ryan Tedder, who was recently named Billboard’s songwriter of the year for his work with the likes of Beyoncé and Adele. The collaboration came about after Ryan heard Ella’s voice on a Drake cover and said “It took listening to her sing half of a cover song to convince me she has an insanely bright future.” The pair started work on Ghost in a writing session in London and finished it when Ella flew to his hometown of Denver in January. “I was in the vocal booth in Ryan’s studio recording the vocals just as I turned 18, it was a surreal moment,” recalls Ella.
The stunning video for Ghost, filmed on a nighttime shoot in New Orleans, sees Ella performing around the historic city as a dark narrative unfolds. The video will debut on April 23.