Ellen Krauss Shares New Single ‘This Time Of Year’

Swedish pop singer and songwriter Ellen Krauss has just shared her beautifully heartbreaking new offering This Time Of Year, out now via Tiller Inc. 
I am a fan of Ellen stunning, passionate vocals which are packed with raw, honest emotion that instantly connects the listeners to her storytelling. This Time Of Year is inspired by the feeling of loss some feel during the festive period, looking to reflect those juxtaposed emotions into a wonderfully warm yet heartfelt swoon. I can't stop listening to Ellen's alluring, emotive vocals which are backed by a powerful production that features dramatic piano chords, steady drum patterns, killer guitar riffs and rhythms that create an overall emotional, somewhat melancholic atmosphere. Definitely one of those songs perfect for those days home alone. Speaking about the new single, Ellen said,
This Time Of Year is a story about feeling lost and rootless in a time where we’re expected to feel the most ”at home. This Time Of Year is a song I wrote from my “aunts” perspective. She’s not really my aunt but she’s always been in my family because she no longer has a family of her own. Christmas is always a tough time for her as she’s reminded of those she’s lost and it’s all very moving to me.
Illustrated by a stunning new video, featuring Ellen’s good friend Hugo Hamlet as the lead, the new visuals hammer home the ache and pain Christmas can have on the more vulnerable, and perfectly projects the emotional message at the heart of this new song. Check it out below!

While adding about the video,

This song has a special place in my heart, so putting out a music video that captures all that felt natural but at the same time very humbling. There’s so much in the Christmas aesthetic that speaks to me. It’s that extravaganza, neon thing but with some ugly rough edges and it just reminds me of how different the show we put on during Christmas is from the reality. I think we should all just look after one another during Christmas and lower our expectations to be honest. I am so happy with how it came together and I give all the cred to the actor Hugo and the amazing film team! Merry Christmas!