‘Elevation’ is the lead track on a debut EP from new UK soulstress S.E.L. An integral part of the Soul II Soul review and seasoned sessioneer who’s worked with people like Alicia Keys, Debbie Harry, Caron Wheeler, Jocelyn Brown, Omar, Mica Paris and Carleen Anderson, S.E.L. prefers the enigmatic abbreviated moniker. She made her recording debut five years ago with the acclaimed ‘Necessary’ before releasing ‘Daydream’, then ‘Vertical Time’.
S.E.L. is currently working on an album project, but in the meantime her EP – imaginatively titled ‘UK Soul EP’ – hits the sales racks at the end of May. The highlighted track is the dense, big production of ‘Elevation’ which allows Ms S.E.L’s voice to soar over shuffling beats – just a hint of Soul II Soul about it, but that’s no surprise! The set’s other cuts are ‘I Love ‘Make Me High’ and ‘Caramel Dream’.
S.E. L. “UK SOUL EP’ is out on May 30th