Ellie Bleach // ‘I Thought I Saw You Last Night’

Words: Gabrielle White / @gabrielleblanche

  • ‘I Thought I Saw You Last Night’ is the latest single from artist Ellie Bleach, self-released on streaming platforms on November 3rd.
  • Bleach has already supported a host of acts from Kate Nash to Brad stank.
  • She can be found playing live both with her ‘Magnificent Travelling Band’ and also as a solo act.

Following up from her previous single “He Bought Me Nikes”, an ode to a fuckboy with the charisma of a cult leader, Ellie Bleach offers up another 70’s soaked, power-pop piano ballad, tinged with her signature millennial cynicism.  

📸 – @veritysmileyjones

Bleach laments lost love with tongue firmly in cheek, taking us on a journey through the fantasy of crashing his hypothetical wedding. With the poppy optimism of ABBA, witty lyricism of Lily Allen and deep, raw vocals of Chrissie Hynde, the track compels you in equal measures to dance and cry. She states it best herself: “The line in the chorus ‘never thought a major chord could make me want to die’ was written on a notes file in my phone after listening to ABBA’s ‘If It Wasn’t For The Nights’ one too many times – that says it all.” 

📸 – Francis Albrecht

The single is set distinctly apart from your typical lovelorn ballad of an age-gone-by, thanks to a fusion of the bouncing piano and razor-sharp lyrics. Despite her clear sadness at the loss of her love, Bleach ignores the role of the victim and declares – “Maybe all this time you were just the muse and I the genius,” telling us exactly where she stands and not to forget it. 

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