Elle

Elle

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandR&BSoul

With a fusion of boudoir pop and slow-burning soul, Elle pours out her heart with a moody groove that fuses Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall and a Feist.

Biography

Elle fuses a soulful, organic sound with a hint of world flavor in her second solo album 'No Small Miracle', with a sweet sense of cool and sultry style that's as easy to fall into as a daydream. Growing in Montreal, Canada to musical parents, Elle devoured recordings by artists as diverse as shows off influences by such artists as John Mayer, Carole King, stevie Wonder, Carla Bruni and India Arie to name just a few, as she studied flute, guitar and piano. While lyrically she keeps it real with smart and candid wordplay, her torch-song vocals captivate the listener as she toys with melody and phrasing, yielding delicious results.
Since moving to Los Angeles 4 years ago, Elle has been living her dream. Her songs charted in the top ten in college radio. Through her Pasadena-based label, 5 Alarm Music, Desire has already had tracks placed in TV's "Missing", “The Black Donelly’s”, “Friday Night Lights” and “One Life To Live” and she performed numerous times on national TV. She has studied and performed with such accomplished musicians as Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, American Idol), Airto Moreira (Chick Corea, Sergio Mendez), Mike Shapiro (Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas), Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera) and others. 16 hours after the release of her first full-length album, Desire Rules The World in fall of '07, she hopped on a plane to tour Athens, Istanbul, Israel, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Ireland and England. Her songs have been played on radio overseas both in Austria and Croatia.

THE FUTURE: She has just returned from her second European tour (Fall '08), and has been invited to return to perform various festivals in summer '09. Her second album, No Small Miracle, has been a labor of love. Weaving her sensual voice with deep velvet grooves, she nestles the deep groove of old school soul into the warmth of acoustic pop with just a little motown mojo. "I believe in songs that take what we know and reveal the magic in it".

Lyrics

Afterglow

Written By: Elle Spencer-Lewis

Afterglow

There were ashes on the floor
When you walked through the door
There was another love story on TV
Shattering into screaming pieces
and a heart somewhere just missed a beat

When we''re all done talking
Just leave me something before you go
Leave me with an Afterglow on my skin

And here you are again
You're burning me out at both ends
You're dragging your nails down long and thin
Saying take off your dress so I can feel your skin

When we''re all done talking
Just leave me something before you go
Leave me with an Afterglow on my skin

Rosarito

Written By: Elle Spencer-Lewis

Rosarito

We stayed in bed spellbound in this yellow morning
Your touch like water over sand
How will this fairytale end
I melt like summer in your hand

In another time in another place
Would we fall in love the same way
In another world with other words
Would we be this way again?

Kiss the moment
Let it go
I miss you the most
In Rosarito

Be here, be here with me
Let the afternoon stray
Let the words desert us
In the minutes and the seconds of our last day

In another time in another place
Would we fall in love the same way
In another world with other words
Would we be this way again?

Kiss the moment
Let it go
I miss you the most
In Rosarito

Oh, moments lost to memory
Oh, sunsets swallowed by the sea

I stare at the waves like a mermaid drowning on air
As you tell me about her
Moonlight changes everything
I already feel the chill of September

In another time in another place
Would we fall in love the same way
In another world with other words
Would we be this way again?

Kiss the moment
Let it go
I miss you the most
In Rosarito

Fade To Dream

Written By: Elle Spencer-Lewis/Iain McNally

Fade To Dream

It's high noon at the greasy spoon
Sees her future in rearranged cutlery
A face no one remembers
An involontary shudder as she takes another order
Closing time in the afternoon
If something's gonna happen it better be soon

Maybe the future's a little miracle
Waiting to happen to me
Maybe the future's unbelievable
Close my eyes and fade to dream

Killing time at the counter
Is this real or just another memory
Wiping stains all around her
Reads the paper about the winner of the lottery
Closing time in the afternoon
If something's gonna happen it better be soon

Maybe the future's a little miracle ...

Some things will never change
Staring at the velvet Elvis in the dining room
She says your dreams can fade
But they never truly ever really go away

Maybe the future's a little miracle ...
Close my eyes and fade to dream
Close my eyes and fade to dream
Close my eyes and fade to dream

Desire Rules the World

Written By: Elle Spencer-Lewis

Desire Rules The World

It’s not my fault if I break all the rules
I can’t help it if I fall in love with you
Tell me again why I shouldn’t do
All the bad girl things cause they feel so good?

Desire rules the world

I can tell by the way you’re looking at me
You’re thinking if you’re nice you could get it for free
You know paradise doesn’t come cheap
But you make it seem so easy

Desire rules the world

Only a fool thinks they can have it all
But only a fool dreams too small

It’s not my fault if I break all the rules
I can’t help it if I fall in love with you
Tell me again why I shouldn’t do
All the bad girl things cause they feel so good?

C’est pas ma faute si je casse les regles
Je ne peux pas l'aider J’ai viens de tombe
Chuchote a moi, bebe, pourqoi pas
Je ne dois pas faire les chose maudite a toi
Desire rules the world
Desire rules the world

It’s not my fault if I break all the rules
I can’t help it if I fall in love with you
Tell me again why I shouldn’t do
All the bad girl things cause they feel so good?

C’est pas ma faute si je casse les regles
Je ne peux pas l'aider J’ai viens de tombe
Chuchote a moi, bebe, pourqoi pas
Je ne dois pas faire les chose maudite a toi

No Small Miracle

Written By: Elle Spencer-Lewis

I've put on my makeup
To look my best for the breakup
Some so-called love's like a dandelion about to blow
Said no way would I get caught
In a chick flick kind of plot
Hallmark holidays are better on my own

The world is filled with tricks and marvels
Radioactive particles
Just when I thought I'd got it down
A random act of love found me out

The moment we were introduced
Forgot everything I knew
Except that everything everything everything was gonna change

If wishes were airplanes I’d land in your backyard
Like a new world discovered on a map of the human heart
After all that we've been through
This little thing between me and you is
No small miracle

You stumbled to your feet
Shook your head in disbelief
You bet all you had on a blue-eyed blonde bombshell dream
So you check your inside pocket
To see if you've still got the joke that broke your heart

The world is filled with tricks and marvels
Radioactive particles
Sometimes it seems so damn hard
To find someone who love you for what you are

If wishes were airplanes I’d land in your backyard
Like new world discovered on a map of the human heart
After all that we've been thorugh
This little thing between me and you is
No small miracle

Discography

Desire Rules The World - Dec. 2007

Four of the seven tracks on her debut CD, “Insomnia”, were in the top ten on college radio.

Set List

Just Another Love Story
Why Not?
The Beauty Of It All
Easy Come Easy Go (Voisins De Zero)
Rosarito
No Small Miracle
Crazy