Lindsay Ell Confronts Her Trauma On Rivetingly Vulnerable Album
Gulf Today|August 13, 2020
Lindsay Ell Confronts Her Trauma On Rivetingly Vulnerable Album
Country singer Lindsay Ell lived alone with guilt and shame for years, but it took seeing herself in the story of another young girl to realise that she didn’t have to be defined by her trauma.

While listening to teenagers talk about their experiences with abuse at a youth centre where Ell helped launch a music programme, the Canadian-born singer and guitarist heard a 12-year-old girl explain how her parents had sold her into trafficking.

“All I want to do is reach out and tell her it’s going to be OK because when I was 13 years old, I would have done anything for someone to hold my hand and tell me that it was going to be OK,” said Ell, now 31.

Ell realised she also had a story to share about her journey through grief and trauma, and she eventually wrote enough to fill a full album. It’s called “heart theory” and it will be released on Friday.


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August 13, 2020