Blushing Boy is the dream pop musical persona of Ella Naseeb. Ella’s debut single ‘Consumer‘ garnered attention from Hot Press, Nialler9 and multiple publications from Ireland, UK and the US. Her recent release ‘Lolita‘ came in April, keeping us hooked to see what will come next.
I caught up with Ella to discuss the success of her debut, the effects of the lockdown on her music and her plans for the future.
Back in August 2019 you released your debut single ‘Consumer’ to critical acclaim and at the end of 2019 you were included in the Hotpress ‘Hot For 20‘ list. How did it feel to get such a warm reaction to your debut single?
It surprised me. It’s amazing to watch songs I wrote for myself take on a life of their own when you put them into the world. Watching other people take ownership of them in a certain respect, I suppose. I’ve been so lucky with the response, people seem to really enjoy my music! Playing showcases like Whelan’s Ones to Watch has really helped me reach more people. The same is true of getting that nomination from Hot Press and the Last Mixed Tape. It’s all about spreading the word.