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Jocelyn Ellis introduces the Neon Folk sound to CLT with first full-length album

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 by Kia O. Moore

Jocelyn Ellis has emerged as one of Charlotte’s electric urban music leaders, and she’s making her non-local debut with her first full album: Life of a Hologram: A Conceptual Music Art Album by jocElyn Ellis.

As a songwriter, vocalist, and producer based out of CLT, she has been involved with music since the age of 4. She won a Charlotte Music Award and released her first EP In the Beginning with her band The Alpha Theory in 2008.

Ellis is now ready to embark on her next adventure in music, and you can join her by backing her project on Indiegogo.

For detailed information about the Indiegogo project see the press release below.

For all things JE, check out her official website.

And listen to some retro Jocelyn Ellis with the track One Step Closer:

Press Release

Jocelyn Ellis Releasing Debut Solo Album, Life of A Hologram

Songstress introduces new “neon folk” sound, mixing EDM & hip-hop

CHARLOTTE N.C. (December 10, 2012) – Award-winning songwriter, vocalist and producer Jocelyn Ellis is set to release her debut solo album, “Life Of A Hologram”, in 2013, under her music publishing company The Apple Seed Society.

A highly conceptual follow-up to her 2009 EP, “In The Beginning”, LOAH is an allegorical tale set 2000 years from now in the year 4013. Mixing “neon” genres such as electronic dance music and hip-hop while incorporating the story-telling elements and acoustic instrumentation of folk, LOAH coins a new sound Ellis calls “neon folk”.

The album features collaborations with well-known producers Kent & Drake Murphy of Dark Matter Productions (collectively they have worked with Dr. Dre, Twista, Krayzie Bone and Heavy D to name a few), Charlotte hip-hop producer Justin Aswell of Mr. Invisible and co-executive production from long-time collaborator Benie Beatz.

Life of a Hologram is about self discovery, self destruction, it’s about finding out who you are, it’s about questioning who you are. It’s about observing the world around you and seeing the human condition, seeing the interaction between resources and power,” says Ellis. “… I really want to express, in a musical way, that I hope will be impactful for my generation.”

In mid-December Ellis will be launching an Indie Gogo campaign to help fund LOAH, calling upon fans and supporters to play a key role in making the project a reality. Contributors to the campaign will enjoy a range of perks including access to limited edition collector’s items, handwritten lyrics, a cameo in her next video and even top-tier perks such as a VIP dinner with Ellis and friends or a one-on-one hot air balloon ride.

To join in creating Life Of A Hologram and be a part of an album that heightens our awareness of humanity through creative story telling, click the link and view her promotional video to help support the movement:


  1. tmulahbaby 17 Jan 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I’m a local artist trying to make a name I just hope that you listen & download my new song at