“Only One to Blame” (Eddy Atlantis Version)
Only One to Blame’, is the first single from 11ven’s debut EP “Eros” released on June 15th, 2015.
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Born in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour, it’s no wonder that for singer-songwriter 11ven, this number is her lucky charm. “With me, every things happens in elevens. "
Gearing up to release her new EP ‘Eros’ featuring all new tracks, 11ven drops the audio for lead single,’Only One to Blame’, a new spin on Lisa Stanfield’s 80s classic ‘All Around The World’, remixed by Eddy Atlantis.‘Only One to Blame’ sees the singer’s sultry vocals combine with a sensual, postdub instrumental that is light on the drums and big on the bass. The original’s glorious vocal lines take on an almost cinematic aspect in this reimagining, floating over powerful guitar licks and pulse pounding bass before smoothly simmering back down.
It’s a song that held a special place in 11ven’s childhood. “It’s a song I always remember hearing. I later found out that my dad – who was a DJ – went on a date with Lisa and never really got over her. That’s why the track was always playing at home!”
‘Only One to Blame’ is accompanied by a music video, beautifully shot in black in white and produced, created and directed by fashion photographer Michael Furlonger,and featuring Red Hot model and style icon Jake Hold.
Of the EROS EP 11ven says “I poured my heart out, I told my story, it's not perfect but I didn't want it to be. For me this EP was my perfect imperfection. Ihave so many flaws as many of us do. I have many insecurities which are hard to address. I wanted people to be able to hear the cracks. I wanted it to be human.”
An enigmatic performer, it was a chance meeting with the booker for London’s celebrated Cirque Le Soir that changed 11ven’s life’s course. “Joining the circus let me find out who I am.” It soon became her second home. It was there that she learned to dance and sing with fire, as well as fan dancing, swinging from the ceiling on aerial hoops and putting on a burlesque show. “Having always been a performer artist as well as a musician, I was able to merge the two. I put a huge stage show together that was both visually and musically appealing.”
Having accumulated a wealth of once in a lifetime experiences, armed with extraordinary skills and a love of performing, a return to the pop music world was only a matter of time. 11ven hit the studio with Steve Lewinson (Amy Winehouse, Sade) who quickly tapped into her cinematic artistry and worked with her in telling her story. With her parents divorcing when she was 6 months old 11ven recounts that there were always sad love songs playing at home. “Ipretty much sing about tragedy in my life. But I quite like that – it makes me happy.”
“Only One to Blame” Video Credits:
Director: Michael Furlonger
Editor: Finbar Mallon
1st Lighting Assistant: Thomas Stein
2nd Lighting Assistant/Runner: Jaysam Barbosa
Stylist: Justin Hamilton
Additional Styling: Callum
Hair: Ranelle Chapman
Make Up: Claire Mulleady
Male Lead : Jake Hold
Producer: Anneliese Harmon at Co-Sign Creative
Artist Management: Anneliese Harmon at MWAH Ent. Ltd./ Co-Sign Creative
“This composition contains elements from “All Around The World” Written by Lisa Stansfield/Ian Devaney/Andy Morris and published by Block And Gilbert Music Ltd. Adm., Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd. Used by permission. All rights reserved”.