Eleri Ward to release new single “Another Hundred People” from her upcoming album

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that “Another Hundred People” – the first single from Neighborhood EleriWard’s next album will be released for streaming and digital format on Friday, June 17. The new album, due out later this summer, follows Ward’s folk acoustic viral hit Stephen Sondheim album A Perfect Little Death, which will be released on vinyl on Friday, June 24. Ward will celebrate vinyl publishing with a special concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 p.m. This encore performance was added after her June 7 show sold out immediately. Stream, download or pre-order the vinyl edition of A Perfect Little Death HERE. Pre-record new single “Another Hundred People” HERE.

Additionally, Ward will serve as the opening act for Josh GrobanThis summer’s Harmony National Tour, which opens in Clarkston, MI on June 17 and concludes in Los Angeles, CA on August 2. Details are on EleriWard.com.

The single “Another Hundred People” – from the Broadway Music Company – is produced by Allen Tate and Neighborhood Eleriand organized by Neighborhood Eleri with a string arrangement by Ellis Ludwig-Leone.

A Perfect Little Death is a vast folk reimagining of the one of a kind Stephen Sondheim canon, rendered with ethereal and melancholy guitar arrangements. After gaining a viral following on TikTok, Eleri’s project was released to great acclaim and impressive streaming numbers. A Perfect Little Death has been called “a seamless marriage of musical theater and indie folk music, with hauntingly beautiful arrangements” by Forbes and “an incandescent new record, something truly new” by American Theater Magazine. John Platt from WFUV Radio hailed the album as a “breathtaking and life-affirming gift”. It features 13 songs ranging from “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” to “Loving You” to “Take Me to the World”, taking you on an acoustic journey through Sondheim that evokes the golden hour. Blossoming from a spontaneous Instagram cover of “Every Day a Little Death” in 2019, Eleri has now crafted this project to be her own niche at the crossroads of musical theater and indie folk music, embodied by swirling harmonies and her original point of view. All songs on the album are produced by Neighborhood Eleri.

Eleri recorded all the songs in her apartment closet during the lockdown, following numerous album release requests after posting a video for “Johanna (Reprise)” on TikTok. With over 42,000 views, she was immediately inspired to develop and share this project further, and the album was completed within a month. Each arrangement is singular, thoughtful and weaves in and out of dark and light.

Kurt Deutschthe founder of the label, says: “Neighborhood EleriA Perfect Little Death is simple, haunting and beautiful. I was deeply moved by the sheer creativity of this project and how it blends Sondheim with a singer/songwriter aesthetic in a totally modern way. The album is one of the discoveries of the year and Ghostlight Records is thrilled to release such a distinctive recording.”

Neighborhood Eleri is a New York-based actor, singer, and musician. Her most recent EP, Friction, was released in 2021. She has been singing and performing since the age of eight and has always strived to create her own space with the uniqueness she brings to theatre. Eleri studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music before transferring to and graduating from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theater and majoring in Songwriting, which is evident in how she embraced the Sondheim cannon. www.eleriward.com @eleriward

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 20 years, including some of Broadway’s most successful musicals and solo albums from Broadway’s brightest stars . Founded by the Grammy Award winner Kurt DeutschGhostlight has won Grammys for The Band’s Visit, The Book of Mormon, In the Heights, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Ghostlight has also released solo albums by Patti LuPoneKelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the next generation of musical theater composers and has developed many relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John La Chiusaand David Yazbekas good as Lin-Manuel MirandaPasek and Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconisand Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music Division of Warner Music Group.

“A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH” TRACK LIST

1. Johanna (Reprise)

2. Every day a little death

3. Pretty Women

4. Children will listen

5. Loving you

6. Finishing the hat

7. Send in the clowns

8. Losing Your Mind

9. In Buddy’s Eyes

10. Take Me Out To The World

11. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd

12. Being Alive

13. Sunday

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