It's been over two years since I've featured (and perhaps listened) to Ellen and the Escapades, one of the pitfalls of continual new music discovery is that many acts you post about and enjoy can be forgotten in the midst of time. The Leeds band return to my attention with their new single "Lost Cause" (due for release on June 2nd - available via iTunes).
The track is a beautiful, brooding return, armed with a familiar but new sound and a melody that is gracefully simple and complex too. It gets under your skin with swooning strings, dark guitars and a defiant drums beat that forms the focal point of the track around Ellen's rich, warming vocals before growing to a stirring, heartfelt conclusion.
"Lost Cause" is beautifully written, understated and well, lovely. Listen below: