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  • Jane Katryn

Review: "bubbly" - ÊMIA

There's a liberating feeling that comes with being independent. While it's scary at first, the sense of having absolutely no inconveniences or not having to adapt plans to anyone other than yourself is freeing. The only person we ever have to keep happy is ourselves. ÊMIA releases her new single, "bubbly" to talk about being our own best friend, enjoying our own company, and doing things that we want to do. With this bubbly, classic pop track, we're brought into this scene of us being at the beach with the wind in our hair and happiness surrounding us as we learn how to be free by ourselves.

The song "bubbly" is the epitome of the title. "bubbly" is self-love, self-confidence, and self-empowerment wrapped up in a delightful-sounding package. The song starts with ÊMIA talking to someone, a simple conversation, and delightfully bubbly laughter, which invites us in. A fizzy upbeat vibe imbues itself through the melody and lyrics, pairing refreshingly with ÊMIA's uniquely pretty vocals. But in addition to being happy and joyful, it's empowering. It tells us that we should know that we're the best person in our lives and be independent enough to know that we're the only person that we really need. We are the person our happiness should depend on, and ÊMIA works that well by singing, "What exactly could you do for me that I can't do?".

ÊMIA, or Anh Le, is a singer, songwriter, and producer who holds a particular brand of pop music that's bright and light. She dove into the indie-pop genre with her debut single, "All I Do", written, produced, and independently released by her. The Vietnamese American singer has made moves into the music scene, growing fast (as seen by the millions of streams of her discography), and is sure to reach even more listeners' hearts with her upcoming album, "VIDEO CALL: AM" which is a collaborative project with producer Charlie Kurata.

Written by Jane Katryn



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