Mourning This Morning
'The fourteen tracks on Mourning This Morning pay a lyrical tribute to Jade Ell's ancestors and are a collection of lovely vocal pieces that also explore the artist's tremendous singing, songwriting and production talent. The first of two instrumentals is the brief 'Mourning Prelude' that introduces the album. The story telling theme of the album is clear from the almost-spoken and lightly sung track 'Make It Disappear' that establishes the theme for the songs that follow. Piano and cello working together support the heartfelt and more upbeat number 'Hold The Gate.' Light vocal harmonies add a lovely texture to Jade's passionate lead. 'April 14' is a very sensitive and warmly delivered ballad sung atop acoustic guitar and piano. Listen for the rich choruses in this very memorable track....' By Russell Elliot - Musical Discoveries This extremely sensitive work finally arrives in the marketplace this spring. The main ingredients of this album are, apart from Jade's delightful vocal work: accordion, glockenspiel, cello and piano. Guests include: Petter Lindgård (SWE) trumpet and horns; Emeli Jeremias (SWE) cello; Lise Blaase (DK) vocals; and Mark Mangold (US) church organ. The story telling theme of the album is clear from the almost-spoken and lightly sung track "Make It Disappear" that establishes the theme for the songs that follow. The richly produced ballad "My Cocoon" is a stunning track. It is warmly arranged and features some of the most outstanding vocal production on the album. About the single 'Hold The Gate': Jade's vocals and her arrangement project like she is in your mind, a bit distant, a bit in the background, but never far removed. The track Hold the Gate captures that feeling of being vulnerable when you are lost and searching for answers that you know will remain unanswered. Jade exposes all of the vulnerabilities that a person experiences and how they look for ways to escape what they cannot escape. The track captures the treadmill that many people are running, how they are moving and dealing with life's unexpected challenges, but are they moving forward or just fooling themselves? Exceptional lyrics with depth and meaning, complemented by an arrangement that emphasizes each feeling and emotion make this song so powerful. ' Edward Nesta - Luxury Experience.