Ellisa Sun cuts out her heart and leaves it on the stage, which is why she never wears white.
Ellisa recently completed her nationwide Dreamboat tour, during which she lived and traveled with her partner in a 30-foot Winnebago, playing 170 shows in 365 days. After the tour, Ellisa relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Inspired primarily by R&B, soul, jazz, and bossa nova, her music is a unique blend of genres that creates an honest, textured sound with raw, heartfelt storytelling.
Ellisa’s music can be heard on the Sony Pictures Television show L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and the BCDF Pictures film Can You Keep a Secret?, starring Alexandra Daddario, and the Hulu show Dollface starring Kat Dennings and Brenda Song. Her song “Evening” was recently featured in the show Kung Fu on the CW.
In December 2021 Ellisa released a song entitled “I’m From Here”, which tells the story of her experiences living in Tennessee as an Asian-American during the COVID-19 pandemic, when anti-Asian hate crimes and rhetoric are at their highest. Ellisa recently recorded in the studio with her band and will be releasing a new EP with 5 new songs in 2022.
This is something I’m always still learning, but being really vulnerable and raw about your honest story is something that can be really scary but is also so important and can really help not just artists but everybody heal and process.-Ellisa Sun, Unpublished Zine