In a world where drum machines and computer sounds dominate the musical landscape, Ellisa Sun aims to create genuine music with soul. Raised in the city of angels and now calling the San Francisco Bay Area home, Ellisa has found inspiration in artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke, and Feist. Ellisa blends old time soul music with R&B and more worldly influences like bossanova. This unique blend of genres has garnished some notoriety from local critics; Ellisa was named a top emerging artist by SF Deli magazine and SF weekly called her song “Unravel” “as near to perfect as any song could be” and “damn gorgeous”.
Ellisa released her debut album in April of 2017 and has been playing shows throughout San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Portland to growing and enthusiastic crowds. Ellisa has also played many Sofar Sounds shows, joining the likes of notable artists such as Leon Bridges, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Bastille.