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Ellie Burke unveils 'Filtered Reality'



Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Ellie Burke fuses the writing and lyrical style of soft pop with lo-fi beats to create her unique sound, drawing influences from the likes of Sasha Sloan and Olivia Dean.


‘Filtered Reality’ takes you into Ellie’s world of anxiety and insecurities caused by social media, speaking on how it has affected her in a negative way due to the filtered images, stories and narratives that lead to unrealistic expectations and lifestyle.


Ellie Burke wrote Filtered Reality as part of her university dissertation. She took an educated approach by researching and speaking to individuals who were struggling from mental health problems due to cyberbullying and self-comparison to the filtered realities portrayed online.


"A girl spoke about how social media exasperated her eating disorder due to the negative content that was easily accessible. Another account discussed how cyberbullying ruined their mental health and wellbeing. This is where my idea for ‘Filtered Reality’ came from." - Ellie Burke



Ellie is aware that social media has its positives, such as building connections, finding valuable information, education and entertainment. Her goal is to let others know that they are not alone with their struggles, whatever they may be.


Ellie's love for music started as a teenager who aspired to “sing on stage like Hannah Montana or Demi Lovato”, this pushed her to take up performing arts in school, start attending singing auditions and study music production at university. Ellie is now locally recognised as the relatable down-to-earth star in the making, you can find her busking and regularly performing in venues and events all around Liverpool.

 

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