Healing doesn’t always happen swiftly. Sometimes it can take years to heal the body, mind or spirit. Nashville pop artist ELA Lindsey makes a case for convalescence with her debut single “Healing Me Slow.” ELA Lindsey’s story of gradual healing rides a sonic wave of vulnerable lyrics, confident delivery and acrobatic synths. The repetition in the chorus is like a mantra for meditation, and the music space inserted throughout gives the listener room to soak it all in.
ELA Lindsey says, “I didn’t realize it at the time I wrote it, but ‘Healing Me Slow’ pretty much sums up my life. Because I had a traumatic childhood, and I’m human, I spent many years closed off, bitter, and hurt. I had to learn to open up, pursue healing for myself, and forgive. I feel more like myself now than I’ve ever felt. Healing can sometimes be quick, but for me, it’s taken time and that’s ok. Love heals, and that’s what this song is about.”
Prior to embarking on her artistic project, Gabriela Lindsey grew up in Florida and moved to Nashville in 2014. The 29-year-old only recently discovered her passion for creating music. With “Healing Me Slow,” Lindsey hopes to inspire other women that might be starting their artistic journeys at a point later in life than some unfair industry standard that prioritizes the under 25 set. “Age is just a number. Following my passion now, I hope that I can contribute something mature, pure, and full of energy… and maybe encourage everyone else discovering their dreams later in life that we’re not lost,” she explains. “I was a girl who didn’t believe in herself growing up and never had a dream before, and now I’m putting myself out there. Passion still matters, and you’ll find your way.”
Going forward, ELA Lindsey aims to keep growing via collaboration. ““I really want to keep collaborating with others and grow as a songwriter. My dream would be to do a full album. As far as this year, that may look like releasing a couple more singles… or who knows, maybe even a surprise EP! It really depends on the process of these songs.”
Listen to ELA Lindsey’s “Healing Me Slow” below, and be sure to catch her live tonight, May 24 at The High Watt‘s Wonder Women showcase, along with Kellie Besch, Anna Mae, and Chelsea Lankes. Read all about it right here.