ALL ABOUT EBONY

Ebony Broughton, who goes by ‘EBONY’ is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Mansfield. As well as pursuing music academically at her secondary school, due to receiving a music scholarship, Ebony is a member of the local band The Publics. The young singer also works on her solo material when she isn’t performing in her school’s choir.

EBONY’s first single, ‘Beautiful Liar’ is a raw song that shares the heartbreak of young love, and showcases Ebony’s mature sound. The local student certainly has a unique voice, as she brings forth deep vocals and signature harmonies, particularly in her work with Mansfield’s indie-rock band The Publics. Ebony credits her producer Jared from Electric Bear Studio for his input on her first single, and explains how enjoyable she finds the creative process of songwriting from the initial idea to the production, through to releasing it for audiences to discover and enjoy.

 

Pictured: Ebony in the studio. 

 

It’s clear that you are a fan of Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles – that shows in conversations we’ve had and your Spotify playlist too, but what other musicians do you feel influenced by?

I was actually very influenced by an American girl called Michal Leah, who I had followed on TikTok for a while. She’s incredibly talented and I look up to her massively, so quite a few little parts in my songs are influenced by her. Also, a few parts are very much influenced by Billie Eilish and London Grammar.

 

To those who have never listened to your first single ‘Beautiful Liar’, how would you describe it?

 

I’d describe it as a story of love/heartbreak and about not knowing what’s going on in a situation where you love someone because of them choosing other people over you… The lyrics of the song have a melancholy and emotional meaning, yet the music has a cool and mellow feel to it.

 

What can we expect from your new single, and what’s it called?

 

I definitely would say that my new single is a HUGE step-up from ‘Beautiful Liar’ and that it shows a huge confidence boost within my singing. I think that you can expect a different feel as Beautiful Liar is very mellow, whereas this is more ‘dramatic’ and melancholy. It is called ‘Red Flags.’

 

You’re currently 15 years old, with another year left at secondary school… What are your plans for the next few years? Whether it be studies, music-making, or both if you plan to combine the two.

I’m actually staying on for sixth form at my current school, reapplying for my music scholarship and doing music as one of my ¾ subjects. After I complete sixth form, I’m hoping to go to university in either London or Manchester as they’re sort of the places for music study. I also hope to keep getting in the studio to create new music and release it over the years.

What is the dream for you? Where would you like to be in say, 5 years time?

The dream for me would be to get well known! As I just love doing what I do and want to share it with say a big ‘fanbase’ if you could call it that. I’d love to be on stages performing for people and hopefully meeting some of my idols in the music industry. A MAJOR dream would also be to play trumpet at the ‘BBC Proms’.

 

Last but not least, what has music in the Mansfield area looked like for you growing up?

So, I have attended choirs and bands ever since a very young age, such as a choir at my primary school in Cuckney and also brass bands which I’ve been a main part in within the Mansfield area. I’ve also most recently begun doing gigs in pubs in Warsop on my own as well as with the band ‘The Publics’ to improve my performances outside of school situations and to hopefully grow my reach.

 

Pictured: Ebony, performing with The Publics at the Black Market Venue. 

 

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STREAM EBONY’S MUSIC HERE

ALL ABOUT EBONY

Author: Phoebe Cox

Date Published: 17 Aug 2021

Ebony Broughton, who goes by ‘EBONY’ is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Mansfield. As well as pursuing music academically at her secondary school, due to receiving a music scholarship, Ebony is a member of the local band The Publics. The young singer also works on her solo material when she isn’t performing in her school’s choir.

EBONY’s first single, ‘Beautiful Liar’ is a raw song that shares the heartbreak of young love, and showcases Ebony’s mature sound. The local student certainly has a unique voice, as she brings forth deep vocals and signature harmonies, particularly in her work with Mansfield’s indie-rock band The Publics. Ebony credits her producer Jared from Electric Bear Studio for his input on her first single, and explains how enjoyable she finds the creative process of songwriting from the initial idea to the production, through to releasing it for audiences to discover and enjoy.

 

Pictured: Ebony in the studio. 

 

It’s clear that you are a fan of Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles – that shows in conversations we’ve had and your Spotify playlist too, but what other musicians do you feel influenced by?

I was actually very influenced by an American girl called Michal Leah, who I had followed on TikTok for a while. She’s incredibly talented and I look up to her massively, so quite a few little parts in my songs are influenced by her. Also, a few parts are very much influenced by Billie Eilish and London Grammar.

 

To those who have never listened to your first single ‘Beautiful Liar’, how would you describe it?

 

I’d describe it as a story of love/heartbreak and about not knowing what’s going on in a situation where you love someone because of them choosing other people over you… The lyrics of the song have a melancholy and emotional meaning, yet the music has a cool and mellow feel to it.

 

What can we expect from your new single, and what’s it called?

 

I definitely would say that my new single is a HUGE step-up from ‘Beautiful Liar’ and that it shows a huge confidence boost within my singing. I think that you can expect a different feel as Beautiful Liar is very mellow, whereas this is more ‘dramatic’ and melancholy. It is called ‘Red Flags.’

 

You’re currently 15 years old, with another year left at secondary school… What are your plans for the next few years? Whether it be studies, music-making, or both if you plan to combine the two.

I’m actually staying on for sixth form at my current school, reapplying for my music scholarship and doing music as one of my ¾ subjects. After I complete sixth form, I’m hoping to go to university in either London or Manchester as they’re sort of the places for music study. I also hope to keep getting in the studio to create new music and release it over the years.

What is the dream for you? Where would you like to be in say, 5 years time?

The dream for me would be to get well known! As I just love doing what I do and want to share it with say a big ‘fanbase’ if you could call it that. I’d love to be on stages performing for people and hopefully meeting some of my idols in the music industry. A MAJOR dream would also be to play trumpet at the ‘BBC Proms’.

 

Last but not least, what has music in the Mansfield area looked like for you growing up?

So, I have attended choirs and bands ever since a very young age, such as a choir at my primary school in Cuckney and also brass bands which I’ve been a main part in within the Mansfield area. I’ve also most recently begun doing gigs in pubs in Warsop on my own as well as with the band ‘The Publics’ to improve my performances outside of school situations and to hopefully grow my reach.

 

Pictured: Ebony, performing with The Publics at the Black Market Venue. 

 

Follow Ebony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

STREAM EBONY’S MUSIC HERE

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