Like Adele and Emeli Sande, Ella Henderson is the latest British powerhouse to be reckoned with—just listen to her soar through her soulful debut single "Ghost" (below), a No. 1 in her native U.K. Now, the 18-year-old is making waves stateside.
Just like the aforementioned singers, Henderson's singles go deeper than your usual pop song. "Ultimately, 'Ghost' is used as a metaphor to represent someone or something that's got a hold over you," the former U.K. X Factor finalist explains of the stirring release. "You can't eat, you can't sleep, it's tormenting you. You just want to run away from it, but you can't. The way I relate to it, it's this sense of frustration of not knowing what's right or what's wrong."
Perhaps as an additional testament to her promise, the young singer has already snagged (and bonded with) A-list producers like Ryan Tedder for her forthcoming debut album Chapter One.
"It happened really, really quickly actually," she recalls of working with the OneRepublic hit-maker. "We were just meeting on the basis of whether he even wanted to write with me because this guy gets to pick and choose who he works with. We met, had a bit of dinner in the studio and we just hit it off straight away; it was like I've been reunited with an old friend or something. His energy is insane in the studio so we ended up sat around the piano and in 20 minutes wrote the verse to 'Ghost.'"
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