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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "Wish" - Lou Emery

You should never have to change anything about yourself in order to receive love and acceptance from another person. You should surround yourself with people who allow you to be nothing less than your authentic self. Lou Emery’s song, “Wish,” is a jazzy and uplifting tune about finding yourself after trying to change for another person. You will definitely feel empowered after you listen to it. I know I did!

I liked the instrumentation of the song. I think Emery did a great job of using the music to illustrate her feelings. You can hear rain in the beginning and the first verse sounds calm and mellow. At this point, Emery is singing about all that she went through in her toxic relationship. By the time the chorus comes around, she is freed from that situation and the music picks up considerably. Another aspect of the song that I enjoyed was Emery’s vocals. They were strong and added depth to the music. Some of her vocal runs sounded like those of Ariana Grande. Moreover, the jazzy elements reminded me of Corinne Bailey Rae.

Lou Emery is a pop-rock singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles, California. If you want to hear more of her, I recommend “Instinctual.” It is about a kind of love that’s tempting because you know it’s not good for you. Compared to “Wish,” “Instinctual” has a stronger dance beat. Even so, Emery still hits the ground running with strong vocals.

Written By Kelli Dixon



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