Ela Ozturk

A soulful pop gem with an empowering message.

Turkish-American musical creative, Ela Ozturk, is a singer and songwriter who discovered her love for music when she was just six years old. Since then, Ozturk has worked to perfect her unique sound. She finds inspiration in powerful female vocalists and draws influence from artists like Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Adele. Her distinctive blend of “blues, jazz, R&B, blue-eyed soul, and pop, paired with her powerhouse vocals and confessional lyrics” have helped her find herself. Ela’s discography is available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Her latest drop is the pop single “Roots.” The song also has an accompanying official music video.

“Roots” provides a soothing soundscape to accompany an empowering message of self-love. Lyrics like “Gave up my light to light your world and all you did was dim mine,” and “I’m coming back to my roots, the me before you / The calm before your storm” reflect on rediscovering yourself and taking back control of your life. In the end, the importance of your own power is the biggest lesson we should all learn. We cannot allow ourselves to be overtaken by other people’s decisions. With no shortage of stunning moments, Ozturk’s striking vocals remind us that we can always find our way out of the darkness and back into the light. So, press play below to return to your “Roots.”