Three years on from her chart-topping debut album, Nashville-based Canadian musician, vocalist and songwriter Lindsay Ell’s anticipated follow up heart theory is released today. Listen to the album here.
The twelve-track record, which has already received widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike, sees Ell team up with a stable of hit-makers from Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Australian Lindsay Rimes on ‘wAnt me back’ to Brandy Clarke and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard.


An incredibly personal concept album, heart theory journeys through each of the seven stages of grief; shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing and finally, acceptance. It was completed by Ell and legendary producer Dann Huff from a distance and two different locations during the early stages of quarantine.


Beginning today at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Ell will go live on her Instagram for 24 hours through release day. The livestream will include special guests, performances and more surprises in a global celebration of the release of heart theory with fans all around the world.


On the deeply revelatory ‘make you’ – released on July 7, Global Forgiveness Day – PEOPLE proclaimed the song “a symbol of the strength.” The track marks the first time Ell publicly addresses being a survivor of sexual violence and appears as the first song in the acceptance stage of heart theory, a reflection of Ell’s determination to use her platform to help other sexual trauma survivors.


In July, Ell launched the Make You Movement, a charitable fund whose mission is to help organisations that support at-risk youth, domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors by providing funds on an as-needed basis. For more information, visit


“If theory is the science of music, heart theory is the science of a heart,” Ell says of the record. “I hope this roadmap can be a comfort if you need it, reassurance when you need to remember to believe in yourself or maybe just a glimpse into a memory that’s made you who you are.”


Nominated for two 2020 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards – New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year for ‘What Happens In A Small Town’ with Brantley Gilbert, and two Canadian Country Music Association Awards – Female Artist of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, Lindsay Ell continues to achieve. She will perform her hit single ‘wAnt me back’ on the TODAY show (USA) on August 17 from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.


The Project – Ell’s first full-length album – debuted at No.1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s Best Country Album of 2017. Over the course of her career, Ell has amassed more than 123 million on demand streams to date.


Lindsay Ell ‘Want Me Back’


Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat; accomplished musician, unique vocalist and awe-inspiring songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, and Keith Urban. Ell also shared the stage with distinguished country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards where she was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year. Ell’s nominations do not stop there. She has been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year in both 2019 and 2020, in addition to her 2020 ACM nomination of Music Event of the Year. These nominations are well earned after Ell exhilarated audiences as part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Brantley Gilbert’s Not Like Us Tour, and Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017. “What Happens In a Small Town,” Lindsay’s duet with Brantley Gilbert, claimed the top spot at country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. Her new single “wAnt me back” is out now from her just-announced sophomore album, heart theory, which will be released August 14.


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