ELLA JET

ELLA JET

 St Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandFolkNeo Soul

Ella Jet is an evolving musical soundtrack by 19 yr old singer-songwriter Ella Jet Vessenmeyer with electric guitar and piano based songs with a jazzy Neo Soul Vibe.

Biography

Ella Jet is a bright-eyed 19yr. old singer-songwriter who digs deep within her music and performs original songs about love, loss, and heartbreak in a style that is way beyond her years.

In 2014 Ella Jet was selected into the prestigious Grammy Museum's Music Revolution Project and already she's opened for National Acts We The Kings, Vonda Shepard, Emily Kinney, In The Valley Below, The Prettiots, The Peach Kings and Lovedrug. She's also played support at Ruth Eckerd Hall for Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, 80's icon Cyndi Lauper and her musical hero Bob Dylan. 

Her debut CD "Black Wave Diary" will be released in 2017 featuring self revelatory songs “Sweet as Sanity”, “Dreamer” and “Sunflower”. The songs reflect heavy lyrical subject matter: songs about teenage pain, addiction and family dysfunction with funky soulful grooves underneath. As Ella Jet stated “I like my music to show the simple beauty of a stunted sunflower growing up through the cracks of this crazy messed up world”.

Like the music of John Lennon, her songs are raw and very personal, fragile yet intense. The songs are stripped down to their bare essence and the effect will leave you spellbound. Check out one of Ella Jet’s live performances and get an insight into her very personal Black Wave Diary. 

 

Lyrics

SUNFLOWER

Written By: Ella Jet Vessenmeyer

You tell me not to be in the middle, well
Unfortunately it’s just not that simple
It ain’t as easy as a rhyme
I’m just tryin’ to find some peace of mind
Wish I could clean up all this grime that you put me through

I was a stunted sunflower in a fucked up situation
Hangin’ horizontal tryin’ to catch what was left of the rising sun
Oh you tell me not to be in the middle, well
Unfortunately it’s just not that simple
Ain’t as easy as a rhyme
I’m just tryin’ to find some peace of mind
Wish I could clean up all this grime that you put me through

Welcome to my house the war zone
Shaky hands and no muscle
As your screaming through the bedroom wall
Did you not think I would notice at all
Did u think I was sleeping
And now I can hardly see that sweet little girl I was destined to be
Cause when there’s so much pain in the heart it doesn’t seem real (x2)

Pictures of smiling people
It’s unconceivable that we come from the same family tree
Oh, you tell me not to be in the middle, well
Unfortunately it’s just not that simple
It ain’t as easy as a rhyme
I’m just tryin’ to find some peace of mind
Wish I could clean up all this grime that you put me through
I heard you screaming through the bedroom wall
Did you not think I would notice at all
Did u think I was sleeping
And now I can hardly see that sweet little girl I was destined to be
Cause when there’s so much pain in the heart it doesn’t seem real (x4)

SWEET AS SANITY

Written By: Ella Jet Vessenmeyer

Running from myself
Got me feelin’ stressed out
Pop a couple of Xanax about to pass out
Just hit the couch and I’m gonna black out
How many did I do again ? think I lost count
Stomachs feelin’ weak I’m about to peak
Pills and powders almost as sweet as sanity

I know we were never good at walking the tightrope
But my friend don’t little pills be your downfall
Shaky hands sweaty palms never looked good on anyone

My soul may wander up in the stars
My sight is clear like Xanax bars
Another pint I think I just might
Oh my sweet, sweet remedy

It’s just sometimes it’s really hard to keep your voice even
When you Mother asks you if you’re sinking

Running from myself
Got me feelin’ stressed out
Pop a couple of Xanax about to pass out
Just hit the couch and I’m gonna black out
How many did I do again ? I think I lost count
Stomachs feelin’ weak I’m about to peak
Pills and powders almost sweet as sanity

I know we were never good at walking the tightrope
But my friend don’t little pills be your downfall
Shaky hands sweaty palms never looked good on anyone
(x2)

DREAMER (ARE U DEAD)

Written By: Ella Jet Vessenmeyer

Ten thousand dollars for your son
What does it take to make a living
What does it make to be happy if
It’s not what’s in front of you smiling

Are you dead, are you dead or are
You just sleeping
Are you dead, are you dead
Did you drink too much this evening

I’m a murderer I killed the girl that I used to be
Little white magicians killin’ my condition
And I’m starting to think that
Death is such a beautiful thing

Are you dead, are you dead or are
You just sleeping
Are you dead, are you dead
Did you drink too much this evening

1pill, 2 pill, 3 pill four
pickin’ you up on the bathroom floor
see I , I’ve been dyin’ on the inside so
I’ve been trying to live outside myself

If you love me why did you leave me
Wondering who I’m supposed to be
Why I couldn’t be enough for the one who gave life to me
But if one takes their own life, well who’s actually dying
Yeah maybe not physically, on the inside we’re trying
We’re trying to leave to forget we’re trying not to see the
Things that we cannot believe.

Discography

currently recording debut album "Black Wave Diary" due in Summer 2017!!

Set List

Sunflower

Sweet as Sanity

Be Someone

Dreamer (Are U Dead)

Wrong

Not About Love

Down Where The Water Breaks The Bone

Ode To A Friend

Sad Poetry

Bliss

Dearly Departed (Shaky Graves)

By The Reins (Brown bird)

Codeine (Trampled By Turtles)

I Feel Good (James Brown)

Sad Girl (Lana del Rey)

High By The Beach (Lana del Rey)

Where is My Mind (Pixies)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)