New Music To Know: Ella Henderson Is Coming For America

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By Shannon Carlin

Ella Henderson would personally like to thank Drake for helping her earn her first chart-topping single in the UK this past June with her song, “Ghost.” It was, after all, her piano cover of his song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” that got the attention of the track’s co-writer Ryan Tedder.

“[Tedder] was sending my label emails of excitement and swear words,” she told over the phone while in New York City gearing up for her American television debut on Good Morning America. Henderson still thinks it’s funny that he was so taken aback by her cover, which had her mashing Drizzy up with John Newman’s song “Love Me Again.”

“I just thought, ‘Why don’t I try to put them together?’ They’re both the same chords,” she said rather nonchalantly. “I will sometimes record something and someone will hear it somehow and all of a sudden…

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