Ella Vos is alone with everybody in new video for ‘Cast Away’


Last time we caught up with Ella Vos, the vocalist and songwriter was unfurling her delicate fury on breakout 2017 LP Words I Never Said in advance of a live appearance in Cambridge. That was March, and this week Vos returns with a hauntingly divine new song called “Cast Away”, part of a new project she wrote while in treatment for lymphoma. Vos self-directed the video for the single, and that can be viewed below. “I envisioned this music video almost immediately after I wrote the song,” Vos says. “I wanted to depict myself stranded in L.A. — my desert island — walking everywhere but going nowhere. Which is how I felt when I wrote this song. Each day felt like a repeat of the day before, and I was dragging myself along through the exhaustion and fatigue. The visual for the video was so clear in my head, it made sense to self-direct which was an amazing experience.” As usual, there are many layers to Vos’ exploration of her pop-weary sound and vocal delivery, and “Cast Away” is another sterling turn from one of the more earnest songwriters in the game today. Featured image from the “Cast Away” video.