From the inseparability of their voices to starting their own gospel choir, I recently spoke to NaElla about their beautiful, upcoming single, ‘In A Place’. Here’s what they had to say…
During one of our writing sessions, we fell into deep conversation concerning matters of the heart. We were surprised to find that we were both experiencing difficulties in our relationships. Pen to paper, this gave birth to ‘In a Place’.
Singing alone has never been an option. We have always known that the beauty of our sound is in the seamless blend of both our voices. There have been occasions where we’ve had to sing alone, but it’s never had the same affect. This just goes to emphasise the value of us singing together in order to give the best and reach our full potential.
Yes, we write most of our songs together. As briefly mentioned earlier, we often set time aside to sit down together and write. Sometimes, one of us may have already written a chorus to which we will then develop together to create a full song. Yes, we are currently in the process of compiling an EP. We have most of the material for this but are still writing a few more songs to complete it.
That would have to be when we performed at the University of Brighton’s ACS Show amongst the likes of Shakka. We performed Beyoncé’s – Ave Maria and Set Fire to the Rain by Adele. We were cheered on and supported by many in the audience including friends and family which really encouraged us and gave us the energy to perform our very best. We also recieved a lot of positive feedback and left feeling very confident and proud in our gift.
Not at the moment. We are looking to get back into performing now that we have a few songs written and recorded. It would be great to perform some original material.
Favourite artists at the minute?
Our favourite artists at the moment would have to be ‘The Walls Group’. Apart from the fact that they make amazing music, we see alot in them that we can relate to. They are siblings who love harmonies and write to edify the kingdom of God.
After God, our mother. She is truly our biggest fan. She never fails to offer the best advice whilst pushing and encouraging us to make the very best out of the talents God has given us. Just watching the way she leads her own life is an inspiration enough. She is currently studying at University after putting many of her dreams on hold to cater to her six children, single handedly. She is now in her golden jubilee, pursuing ways and avenues to make her own dreams become a reality.
What’s next for NaElla?
Aside from the EP, we have also started a Gospel Choir. It has always been one of our dreams to run a Youth Gospel Choir of our own as we have been part of many choirs over the years. We are currently part of our church choir in which we perform in every week. Over the past two years, we have gained insight into running a choir, having been given the opportunity to teach the junior choir at our church. We are hoping to gain more experience with an older age group. If you’re 18+ and would like to join or find out more, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be wonderful to create a platform that people from different walks of life, can come together, through the means of one common interest – music!