Love Fuelled Hate - The End

So the time has come to say goodbye. Love Fuelled Hate's one year anniversary is officially over! I'll be moving onto Chapter 2 and releasing some brand new music on 10th November 2017 (pre-order it by clicking here).

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Feisty and fabulous electro-clash heroine Elle Exxe has unleashed her much-anticipated debut album "Love Fuelled Hate". You can buy a signed physical copy right here including an 8-page booklet with lyrics, credits and exclusive photographs.

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Here's a recap of all the blog posts I wrote to celebrate the Love Fuelled Hate anniversary.

Thanks for tuning in. 

Elle xx

I Understand

Bath-time production anyone?!

Bath-time production anyone?!

"I Understand" was the final song I wrote for my album and the only one that was 100% written, produced and (mostly mixed) by me. It nearly didn't make it onto the album because I didn't believe in myself enough as a producer. I didn't think my work was good enough to stand up next to the songs that "real producers" had worked on (even though I produced 95% of Shoot and co-produced everything else). But in the end the song felt too important to leave out. It sums up everything on the album for me almost bringing it full-circle to love again.

People do awful things. Sometimes it can be so difficult to get your head around why someone would hurt another human-being. Sometimes the scars someone leaves can be so deep that they seem unforgivable. But spending energy on emotions like hatred just kills you from the inside out, and filling a heart with an obsession for revenge means losing precious time to help yourself and others. I've seen so many people destroyed by hate and their unwillingness to let it go. 

"I Understand" goes out to all those people who've been hurt and are still waiting for an apology they're never going to get. It's time to move on with your life. 


Writing I Understand

I started writing "I Understand" on the piano:

I didn't want a piano ballad on the album. I wanted to experiment and see if I could make something that was electronic but still emotive. I recorded a "guide" vocal in my home-made vocal booth (out of plastic tubes and moving-rugs), then I cut it up and sampled it with my AKAI MPK mini keyboard. I did it all on my laptop for a couple of days..even with it precariously balanced while I was in the bath at one point...girl's gotta work, but girl's gotta smell good too!

Writing "Home With You"

I was at my friend Ross's home-studio in Chorleywood (a gorgeous little village in the countryside). He was in the kitchen making lunch (aka toast and tea) and I was in the zone on his keyboard with my fingers locked into three chords like I was hypnotised. Ross stuck his head in to tell me he liked the sounds and within a couple of minutes we'd recorded the structure of the song on keys. In terms of production (sounds/instruments) we were inspired by one of my favourite songs "Paris" by Friendly Fires and "With Every Heartbeat" by Robyn. The song gradually gets quicker with every chorus..it's not noticeable, but it makes it adds to the energy. I recorded a rough vocal melody idea with the title "Home With You" in mind and then I left for the day. I should probably be too embarrassed to share this, but I found the original demo we recorded that day, and fk it! I wanna share it with you! Listen below:

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I've got more to say but I've got to run and get ready for an event I'm going to tonight (about the film Breathe), I'll write Part 2 tomorrow 💕

Love

Elle xx