Track Of The Day: Hussy – ‘I Tried’

A swirling guitar tune about self-assertion and facing adversity head on, Sophie Nicole Ellison aka Hussy has shared her latest single ‘I Tried’. Describing her style as “DIY with high ambitions,” the South London-based songwriter & producer performed drums, guitars, synth and bass entirely by herself on this track, which is lifted from her debut EP due later this year.

“I feel like people will instantly think this is a love song but it’s actually not,” Ellison explains about the single. “This song is more me standing up for myself and who I am and maintaining that through adversity. I wrote this pretty instantaneously in the moment, so it definitely has a dramatic ‘take it or leave it’ sentiment whilst landing on an acceptance over it.”

With her talent as a multi-instrumentalist and knowledge as a producer and professional sound engineer, Ellison has an incredibly self-sufficient approach to creating music under her Hussy moniker, which she adopted from a T-shirt slogan. On ‘I Tried’, her guitar sounds are polished, her vocal delivery is charming and the effortless way that she blends these two elements reflects the skill, confidence and resilience it must have took to self-record & produce her upcoming EP.

Listen to ‘I Tried’ below.


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Kate Crudgington

NEW TRACK: Caroline Says – ‘I Tried’

Imaginative, delicate and tainted with sadness, Caroline Says‘ latest single ‘I Tried’ is a somber yet sweet affair. The Austin-via-Alabama songwriter penned the song “from the perspective of a washed up Hollywood actress, remembering her careless youth” and produced it in her “disgusting mildewed basement apartment”.

We’re impressed by her resilience, and her ability to create something beautiful whilst working three jobs, living in the damp, and putting up with noisy neighbours. ‘I Tried’ is taken from Caroline Says new album No Fool Like An Old Fool, which is set to be released on 16th March via Western Vinyl.

Listen to ‘I Tried’ below, and follow her on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of No Fool Like An Old Fool here.

Kate Crudgington