Emmrose wrote her first song five years ago in math class. She is now a 17-year-old songwriter and performer based in New York City currently working on the follow-up to her first EP, Hopeless Romantics, released in 2019. Despite quarantine, she continues to perform live streams for her fans (weekly), attends high school (remotely), and write songs during classes (frequently).
Thousands of people have discovered her unique take on introspective dream pop since her first release two years ago. Her most requested and downloaded song on the EP, ‘Tonight,’ showcases her gift with melody and her exceptional attention to lyrics that seem to come straight from a teenager’s diary: I could lie and say I’m fine, but that’s useless. Is it the people or just stress? Makes no difference. The EP’s last song ‘Don’t Go’ resulted from a heartfelt reaction to a fellow student’s admission of suicidal thoughts. During the COVID lockdown, Emmrose received messages from teens worldwide who said they listened to her voice to help them get through the night –the best music review or award an artist could ever receive.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
Three years, since I was 15 I have been releasing music
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I’m definitely Indie Pop
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I just started writing music naturally, and my piano teacher who was an EDM artist thought it would be cool to record and produce my music. It just took off from there.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Clairo, Lorde, Taylor Swift, and certainly Radiohead
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I am Indie, but I have a sync contract which is pretty cool. I love writing songs for tv and movie briefs.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
I get really nervous recording music because it is so permanent. Is it ever done? Is it ever what you want it to sound like?
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have released 10 singles and one EP
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
It is called The Imposter, I wrote it about my realizing that I have Imposter Syndrom and exploring that discovery
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
oh yes! I just got Waitlisted by the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, so I wrote a dance bop called Waitlisted that is due to be released May 7th. It is a dark celebration of being rejected,