Afterlife by Emmrose
We receive hundreds of submissions everyday and the majority of those submissions often sound similar. Creativity is indeed rarer and rarer, that’s why we are real radars. Pop artist Emmrose has a unique sound, rocked by a certain melancholy with her own artistic signature.
It’s promising for a young artist to be able to deliver outstanding sonorities, different but appealing. Her latest single “Afterlife” illustrates our point. She makes a perfect impression thanks to a stylised pop sound with dark, west addictive atmosphere.
“Afterlife” is a beautiful song with a lot of replay value, and one that we would love to hear live. Emmrose is a singer with great and promising potential, and for this reason she integrates our list of the best artist of 2021:
Premiere! Last Day Deaf
Tonight we feel passionate to host the exclusive premiere on Last Day Deaf, of 17 y.o., New York-based singer-songwriter Emmrose‘s ‘Afterlife‘. Despite her young age, Emmrose is more than capable of unleashing a ton of feelings with her most compelling vocal performance to date, -avoiding the over-emotive ‘trap’-, in this dark, twisted synth-pop, romance song. The bar is raised with the supernatural synth work and the definitive chorus that will directly seep into your brain. We wouldn’t be surprised in any way, if this gem became the theme track for the next vampires/witches/supernatural related series on Netflix for the next season! Highly addictive…
“I was really trying to tap into the kind of toxic relationship where there is a really terrible power dynamic. The guy can be really possessive and controlling, to the point where you can be 100% reliant on someone who will ultimately hurt you. I was also thinking about some people I know, and how they almost want to be in relationships with such horrible people, and how they would pretty much do anything for this other person. It takes it a step further in my mind where it’s like this supernatural romance, where it can actually be life or death situations in these kinds of books.”
Pop Muzik Magazine
In a suggestive darkness, the single Afterlife from alt-pop artist Emmrose appears. The concept and inspiration behind the song comes from a TV series the singer saw she adds:
“The song was inspired by a TV show I saw. Richard (producer) and I wanted to write a cynical and romantic indie song. Here I channel a rather dark place thematically and texts are about an unhealthy supernatural relationship. As far as I know, Richard and I are not vampires or witches, so the song was not really taken from our lives. Although the lyrics were mostly inspired by a toxic relationship, we both really thought about the TV show's context and other supernatural romantic examples.”
Just like the artist's inspiration, there is something cinematic about this song. It could very well be theme music for a dark drama about supernatural beings. The soundscape is bloated and draws one into mystery that can really be touched. Add to that Emmrose's magical voice which is as mesmerizing as beautifully fragile and we get a really powerful song in Afterlife .
Funny fact is that the artist wrote his first song as a 17-year-old in math class. Enough because math is a watershed, but it is definitely clear that promising Emmrose is more of a visionary and creative individual than tied to numbers. With most acclaimed singles and EPs, she is an artist worth keeping an eye on. You hear the new Afterlife here.
The Other Side Reviews
Embracing the music world at a young age, singer-songwriter Emmrose found herself performing in NYC clubs on the weekends. Skip forward three years and she is now a worldwide sensation with a weekly live stream show, over 350k streams on Spotify and a repertoire of critically acclaimed singles. Not only that, but the young artist won the Best Pop Album in 2020 by W.A.M Awards alongside coverage in When The Horn Blows and Ear The The Ground Magazine – not bad for a teenager. The latest single from the US-based songstress is ‘Waitlisted’.
Following her provocative single ‘The Imposter’ (read our review here), ‘Waitlisted’ adopts a more jovial, lighthearted and buoyant approach. Known for taking on more poignant issues in life, Emmrose uses personal experiences to expose the vulnerability of life. Her songs touch on the fragility of humanity and this is no different in ‘Waitlisted’ as she discusses being waitlisted by The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU.
“In all honesty, ‘Waitlisted’ was a really painful song for me to write… In March I would find out whether or not I got into my dream school The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU… Long story short: I got waitlisted. It hurt me on a deep level because of the fact it was all about my music and my talent… Writing an upbeat song was a fun contrast to an overall pretty sad song for me lyrically. I wanted it to be an anthem of a sort for people who’ve been in a similar situation; that you can find some kind of dark celebration in getting rejected.” – Emmrose on ‘Waitlisted’
Once again plunging the listener into a swirl of sound, Emmrose captures your ears, senses and soul in the upbeat ‘Waitlisted’. Yet, while the bubblegum pink whirlpool places a smile on your face, it is tinged with some darker black spots in the water. It is the darker twinges that showcase Emmrose’s innovativeness in lyricism and melodies. Juxtaposing the solemnity of the concept with a toe-tappingly infectious contemporary pop style highlights a mature thoughtfulness beyond her years.
Merging elements of dance and pop, ‘Waitlisted’ is a danceable tribute to people who have been waitlisted themselves. What I find most exciting about Emmrose is not the harmonic flow to her melodies or the soothing musical arrangement, but rather her voice and the execution of her poetic lyricism. Despite being only 17 years old, Emmrose has control over her wide vocal range adding robustness and warmth to her music, particularly in ‘Waitlisted’. I could say she is reminiscent of Florence Welch or Lana Del Rey, but that would be incorrect. Emmrose is a unique artist with natural talent shining bright for all to see.
Singer-songwriter Emmrose recently shared her new single, Waitlisted. With real and synth instrumental components, it provides a great sound. Throughout, the vocals stand out, contributing to the quality of the music. A compelling story is told in the lyrics.
Regarding the track, Emmrose says: ”In all honesty, Waitlisted was a really painful song for me to write, work on, and listen to. In March, I would find out whether or not I got into my dream school… The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU, the program is for songwriters, and I thought I was a shoe-in. Long story short- I got waitlisted. It hurt me on a deep level because of the fact it was all about my music and my talent. I guess I wasn’t good enough to get in. Right? Oh maybe not. So writing an upbeat song was a fun contrast to an overall pretty sad song for me lyrically. I wanted it to be an anthem of a sort for people who’ve been in a similar situation; that you can find some kind of dark celebration in getting rejected.”
Emmrose’s music resonates with listeners. A song like this keeps inspiring, even after repeated hearings. Lots of time and effort went into making Waitlisted. I recommend adding it to your playlist.
Wolf in a Suit - Premiere
"Waitlisted" by Emmrose
“Waitlisted” by Emmrose
Up and coming and uber-talented indie singer/songwriter Emmrose comes to Wolf in a Suit once more and this time with the premiere of “Waitlisted”. With this refreshing and relatable blend of melodies and lyrics she explores the feelings that comes when you are told that you good, yet not good enough. Coming from an specific moment in her life, she paints a picture that could easily translate to many other moments in a way that makes us feel that connection with not just her as an artist, but as a person as well. The track is so vivid and mesmerizing as it comes together and intertwines verse after verse painting a picture so human and so raw.
The soundscape unfolds and offers us a chance to explore something special and refreshing within the pop genre that aims to under not just the fantasies, but the reality of life. She blends upbeat and playful sounds with sad and serious verses that are sure to hit a nerve and make a home out of your heart and mind. So listen carefully for this young artist is here to stay and this must-listen gem is simply the latest proof of this. Enjoy!