MegaPick: Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell's long-awaited debut album, The Project, is officially released. The Project, produced by Kristian Bush of Sugarland, is Ell's first official full-length album to be released. Earlier this year, Ell gave fans a taste of the album with a four-song EP titled Worth the Wait. Her new music is in perfect Lindsay Ell style with creative guitar licks and bluesy melodies we love.

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Lindsay Ell's album The Project

The Project features twelve tracks that begin with the upbeat lead single “Waiting On You." She had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented Nashville songwriters, including fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini. Ballerini, Josh Kear and Ross Copperman collaborated to compose Ell's song “White Noise." The ballad takes you into an aching heart after a breakup.

“Castle" is another favorite from the album. Co-written with Josh Kerr and Abbey Cone, it starts slow but transitions into a fun, upbeat chorus that cleverly speaks on always wanting more than you have. (“Even when the sun is shining we just see the shadows / We wanna win the war so bad we don't care about the battle / Once you feel the fire it feels like nothing holds the candle / And even if we had a house up on a hill, I bet we'd want a castle")

Ell tells The Boot, “This new music is the best I've ever done… I called the album The Project because that's exactly what this whole process was. I've discovered who I am, what I want to say and how I want to say it. I'm so excited to finally have an album that is me, and I can't wait for fans to hear it."

If you haven't had the chance to catch Lindsay Ell live, check out dates to see her on tour with Brad Paisley here. Purchase her new album, The Project, here.

Lindsay Ell, The Project track listing:

1. “Waiting on You" (Lindsay Ell, Adam Hambrick, Andrew DeRoberts)
2. “Champagne" (Lindsay Ell, Walker Hayes, Fred Wilhelm)
3. “Castle" (Lindsay Ell, Abbey Cone, Josh Kerr)
4. “Good" (Lindsay Ell, Adam Hambrick, Andrew DeRoberts)
5. “Wildfire" (Lindsay Ell, Kristian Bush)
6. “Mint" (Lindsay Ell, Justin Ebach)
7. “White Noise" (Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Kear, Ross Copperman)
8. “Criminal" (Lindsay Ell, Chris Stevens, Fred Wilhelm)
9. “Just Another Girl" (Lindsay Ell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
10. “Space" (Caitlyn Smith, Heather Morgan, Maggie Chapman)
11. “Always Kiss the Girl" (Bobby Hamrick, Jarrad Kritzstein, Carly Pearce)
12. “Worth the Wait" (Lindsay Ell, Travis Meadows)