Ella Hooper “Oh My Goddess Tour” with Van Walker @ Tanswells
Ella Hooper dug deep on her 2023 solo album, Small Town Temple, and the story is complete with the final single from the record. ‘Oh My Goddess!’ is the sound of an artist coming to terms with her past – “shaking my demons out” – and asserting her independence. Ella unleashes the goddess within, declaring: “I ain’t gonna kneel for no one. I ain’t gonna smile and sing along. I’ll be my own goddess, I’ll be my own man.” “This song has been a clear crowd favourite,” Ella says. “It’s about geeing yourself up, slapping yourself on the back, accepting what you’re still working on and taking the plunge anyway."
The release of ‘Oh My Goddess!’ caps a remarkable year for the singer and songwriter. “I put big things out there and sometimes big things happen,” Ella smiles. “I always need new challenges, I need to throw myself curveballs, and new material is the best way of doing that.” Small Town Temple – a deeply personal exploration of family, friendship, community and childhood memories – had a Top 10 debut on ARIA’s Australian albums chart. And it’s been the most critically acclaimed album of Ella’s career, which started when she was a teenager.
The Age: “The strength of her new album is in the more worldly insight that lights up its darker corners.”
Ella hits the road with special guest Van Walker to launch the ‘Oh My Goddess’ single from October through December. Tickets are $35 + bf in advance or $40 at the door.