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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!
FV Music Blog review
Emmrose The Imposter
ailing from New York, musician Emmrose has released the superb folk-pop single ‘The Imposter’, in March 2021. It is a magnificent release from an up-and-coming talent.
Emmrose’s rich and soulful vocals open the single. A warm piano accompanies them, and a harmonious balance is achieved. We adore the layered vocals that inject their unique texture into the track.
In addition, the stripped back instrumentation, in the beginning, lets the song shine in the light in which it was written. ‘The Imposter’s instrumentation evolves before the listener, and it is a thoroughly addictive listen. The single has been intelligently composed and arranged, and it is a song that will have you reaching for the repeat button.
Emmrose says about the release, “My song ‘The Imposter’ was in a small way inspired by the video game ‘Among Us’ funny enough. In order to win the game, you need to find the Imposter, a secret member of the group that is trying to stay hidden while getting other players out of the game.”