INTERVIEW

Ellen Reed is heading to the FreshOut Stage

If you’re a FAN of ‘The Voice’, you’ve probably already heard of the amazingly talented Ellen Reed, who is heading to the Fresh Out stage and gracing the cover of this issue of FUSE Magazine.
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Ellen Reed

If you’re a fan of ‘The Voice’, you’ve probably already heard of the amazingly talented Ellen Reed, who is heading to the Fresh Out stage and gracing the cover of this issue of FUSE Magazine.

Placing fourth, Ellen won the hearts of a nation with her soaring voice and unshakable spirit, delivering several season-defining performances including soulful renditions of Sia’s “Chandelier”, Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold” and Pink’s “Perfect”.

In addition to The Voice, Ellen’s live performance career is impressive, including shows with Broadway composer Scott Alan, the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Oscar Theatre Company, the Commonwealth Games, the Goodwill Games and countless others.

We briefly chatted with Ellen about her passion for music and her upcoming gig at Fresh Out in Canberra.

What is it you love most about being up on stage?

I’ve always felt like being on stage was like being home. There’s something chaotic about the energy as I walk on stage. It’s like waiting for the rollercoaster to begin, but once I’ve stepped foot on stage, I walk to my spot, and the music starts playing. It’s like something else takes over. I love it!

How would you describe your sound?

My sound has evolved over the years. I love a lot of different genres, but I always am at home belting out a big ballad or a dance track. My latest stuff is definitely more pop/rock than it used to be.

Who’s your favourite diva?

I don’t think you can go past Celine vocally or Gaga for her spunk. I do love Queen Bey too; her new album has been  on repeat since it dropped. Or Lizzo  for what she’s doing in terms of representation for so many  communities. I’m obsessed  with Miley, and her rock  vibes and her covers  are literal heaven!

The Voice propelled you into the spotlight. How did that change things for you?

The Voice was an interesting time in my life and one  that was an absolute rollercoaster.

I had some of my highest highs and lowest lows filming that show, and immediately after as well. I don’t think you’re ever really the same after an experience like that.

How much is your songwriting about your own personal experiences?

It’s a real mixed bag. Sometimes I write from personal experiences, and sometimes I create situations in my head and write about them. I’m often also inspired by a movie I’ve seen or a friend’s dating story.

When I was younger, I could only write about personal situations, but now I’m older I’ve learnt to romanticise more about my friends’ and families’ lives as well.

What can we expect from you on the Fresh Out stage in Canberra?

You can expect me to sing the house down! I’m bringing my OG Dancers — Ness and B — and we are so  excited to kill it for you all! Plus, I’m also just about to drop my new single, so I cannot wait to sing that live!

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