“Rut” is a beautiful reclamation of one’s power, of realizing that the chances you’ve given were squandered and that your effort was not met with the same energy. Sometimes it hurts more to hold on than it does to let go. Would you mind sharing the inspiration behind this song?
Emily: I wrote this song a while ago about finding out after a relationship that had ended that there had been disloyalty. I wasn’t sad or angry as I had moved on, but instead took this narrative to create a moving song that perhaps someone could relate to and find comfort in
When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist, and when did you first start dabbling in music?
Emily: Ever since I was young, I have loved singing at home, performing in school shows, and making up tunes in my head. I properly started writing songs around the age of 12 and have never looked back since. Now, I’m finally ready to share them with the world.
If you had to explain yourself to the world through another artist’s album, which would you choose and why?
Emily: I would have to choose the album Flicker by Niall Horan as it reminds me of a time when I didn’t care what anybody thought, and I find that comforting. There’s a song called Flicker on the album, which is one of my all-time favourite songs.
Do you currently play any musical instruments? If not, what would you want to learn that you feel would best suit your musical style?
Emily: I play the piano which I mainly taught myself, and write all of my songs on. I have also played the violin since I was 9 years old and have been part of the orchestra for many years, so that is definitely my strongest instrument.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and inspirations?
Emily: Taylor Swift continues to amaze me with her songwriting skills. Also, the likes of Mimi Webb, Lewis Capaldi, and Niall Horan. They all inspire me in different ways and influence my music definitely.
It looks like you are a fresh face emerging into the musical scene. What can we expect from you, or what are your goals for the next year?
Emily: Definitely, more music will be getting released next year. I hope to play more gigs too, and connect with as many people as possible, whether that be fellow singer/songwriters or a complete stranger who enjoys listening to my music on Spotify.
Interviewed By Vanessa Siebrass