Ellis LOVES music. 'Let it go!' is inspired by Ellis' love of the powerful musical score Lux Aeterna which means 'Eternal light' (Requiem for a Dream sound track) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b79BEcGfUG4. He would jump up and down with such energy while listening to this song that I thought he would hit his head on the ceiling!
The painting is based on his drawing of him dancing and playing conductor to this epic piece. Notice how he is slowly raising his arms as the music builds momentum. The drawing chosen for this painting is the moment before the beat drops, the moment just before the music explodes with energy and he can Let it go!