photo credit: Kate Rentz

July 31, 2020—Turbulence, the second album from rising pop sensation Ella Vos, is out now—listen here. Vos recently discussed the album with NPR’s Sarah McCammon on Weekend Edition Sunday—listen here. Today, she shares the lyric video for “Dreaming, backwards”—watch here.

Turbulence is an album about surviving and thriving through the ups and downs of life,” Vos says. “It was written in the wake of my divorce, while I was suffering from severe chronic depression as well as still waiting to go into remission from lymphoma. It’s been a turbulent couple years to say the least, and it seems like each obstacle is trying to teach me the same thing: to live in this moment, to love myself without guilt, and to embrace change. This album has moments of honest realization, personal affirmations, admission of my weaknesses, and finding freedom. It’s far from a breakup album—it’s an album of renewal.”

“Dreaming, backwards” follows “State of Emotion,” “Mistakes, they catch up”—cowritten with frequent Frank Ocean and Solange collaborator John Carroll Kirby—“Burning Bridges” and the album’s title track, “Turbulence,” which Idolator called “an uplifting and deeply relatable anthem about rolling with the punches.”

In 2019, Vos released the Watch and Wait EP, an exploration of her 2018 diagnosis with cancer through a deeply personal lens. The project received critical acclaim from The New York TimesUproxx, who called it “cathartic and confessional,” Earmilk, who remarked, “[Vos] pours her life and soul into this latest, and it’s breathtaking,” and more. Vos, now in recovery, went on to play a series of music festivals and embarked on a full headline tour.

Acclaimed for her dreamy soundscapes and songwriting that explores modern women’s lives in their totality, Vos’ 2017 debut album Words I Never Said—an inquiry into the postpartum depression she experienced after the birth of her son—was praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Nylon, Coveteur, Dujour, MILK and Earmilk. Vos has consistently sold out shows across North America. With more than 250 million streams to date, Ella Vos’ songs have soundtracked ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” MTV’s “Catfish,” E!’s “Life of Kylie” and The CW’s “The Originals.”


photo credit: Kate Rentz

1. Dreaming, backwards
2. Turbulence
3. Burning Bridges
4. Dancing Underwater
5. Trial by Fire
6. State of Emotion
7. Carousel
8. Mistakes, they catch up

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