“If You Want Me To” (November 18th) is the newest alt-pop single from up-and-coming artist ellakate, which undisputedly comforts listeners as a loved one and a friend. The song takes you on a journey of ellakate’s love for her friend – from daydreaming of romance to letting them go so they can be happy. Reminiscent of artists like Billie Eilish, Lana Del Ray, and Amy Winehouse, ellakate’s intimate, sultry vocals play against an emotionally soothing groove that audiences find captivating and honest.

“This song is special to me because it is one of the first times I was able to write about my personal feelings and experiences,” says ellakate. “I know it may seem odd, but I really would have helped my friend get with their crush just to see them happy.” As the second single for the brand-new artist, “If You Want Me To” showcases the lyrical prowess and emotional intelligence of the young singer who has written hundreds of songs since her childhood, exploring topics that coincide with the journey of growing up and finding love. Finding the magic in storytelling and songwriting, ellakate is a breath of fresh air in the musical climate, writing from the heart in a mature yet cheeky way while dealing with topics that we all find ourselves dealing with from time to time.

Ella Greenbaum, artistically known as ellakate, is an alternative pop singer-songwriter born, raised, and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up with musical parents with a knack for creating music and performing, ellakate found a passion for music that went beyond driving her siblings to listen to her melodies as a child. “When my dad first explained what the song “Brandy” by Looking Glass was about, I discovered the magic of storytelling in songwriting. I have been singing and making up songs for as long as I can remember,” shared ellakate.

ellakate intends to release music throughout 2022 and 2023 and perform live shows in addition to casual appearances. To keep up with ellakate, check out her website or Instagram, and stay tuned for upcoming releases!

Cover art for “If You Want Me To” by ellkate
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.