Ernest Ellis has shared new single ‘Straight to the Top’, the closing monitor to be launched forward of new album ‘Be the Pariah’ subsequent month.
Ellis describes the monitor as a “song about the white-heat and blissful naivety of youthful dreams unleashed onto the highway. On the one hand it’s a satire, on the other it’s a triumph”.
‘Straight to the Top’ arrives alongside a video that centres round members of the New York trans group. Ellis says the video was “made thanks to the generosity of members of the NY trans scene in 2018”, and was lower from a documentary titled Full Fantasy
“In particular, my friend Susi Villa (the main figure in the clip), who was so generous with her time.”
Watch the video for ‘Straight to the Top’ beneath:
Following the title monitor and ‘A Depressed Card Dealer’, ‘Straight to the Top’ is the third monitor to be launched from ‘Be the Pariah’ – Ellis’ first album in six years.
Ellis took greater than 4 years to write the nine-track ‘Be The Pariah’, which is about to be launched independently on August 7. The singer labored on the album with co-producer Kelly Winrich in his adopted house of New York City.
“All the best stuff happens on the fringes, in the weird zones of life and the mind,” mentioned Ellis on the album.
“The rest is not real, it’s coercion. I’ve tried to tap into that sense here, believing in it wholeheartedly as I do.”