Emma Webb is an upcoming UK singer-songwriter, who is looking to capture the hearts of music lovers everywhere with her unique multi-genre musical style.
Recently, Emma released the debut single “90’s Playlist” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her debut track, along with getting to know more from the artist behind the music.
Hey Emma, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Emma: Hi! Lovely to meet you! I’m Emma, I’m a singer songwriter and music teacher living in Bristol, UK, originally from Sussex.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Emma: My mum noticed how much I loved singing from such a young age and I started singing lessons and attending East Sussex School of Performing Arts from the age of 7! Not long after that I started piano and guitar lessons and then it was full steam ahead from there!
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Emma: Absolutely, something creative anyway. For a while I was toying between music journalism or being an actual musician, but I went for musician and then yeah, that’s how it’s been for 8 years now.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Emma: Indie, folk, pop. Similar vibe to Gabrielle Aplin’s early stuff. Wholesome and simple, lots of guitar and vocals
You recently released your debut single “90s Playlist”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Emma: Well, like with most of my songs, it just fell out of me when I sat down with my guitar one day! It’s all about a real experience with real people. It revolves around two friends and my relationship with one of them through the years. The main memory that I sing about in the chorus is our road trip when we went on holiday, and we listened to 90s music all the way, singing out and laughing and just having a fab time together! I really cherish my friends and felt inspired to write about them!
How did your family & friends react to your debut release?
Emma: For them, it’s been a long time coming haha! I’ve only just been brave enough to release my music, but they’ve been listening to it for years and years. My friends that the songs about are just so proud of me and they have been quite emotional about it, in a good way haha! My family are proud of me, but they have gotten quite used to all my musical antics so it’s not phased them much!
What does this song personally mean to you?
Emma: It sums up one of my closest friendships in my life, so it means a lot. My priority in life will always be my family and friends, and I’ve have always been really interested in the idea of unconditional love. I think writing about relationships that you have over many years with family and friends (that become like family) are so much more interesting and layered and important than writing about sex and lust and romance.
They are absolutely my priority, even my partner was a really good friend before things became romantic. I think there’s something so precious about friends and family, that we can so often take for granted. So I feel compelled to write about it.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Emma: I’d like it to make them think of the people they love the most in the world, and even though things have been so tough lately, I want them to feel grateful and thankful for all they have. Because we all have so much love to share, if we only allow ourselves to. It might even make someone pick up the phone to a friend who they haven’t spoken to in a while, just to tell them they love them. It’d be nice for my song to encourage that for someone.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Emma: I love eating food and chilling with my partner and my cats, they are gorgeous and have loved having us in the house more! I love to read, I’ve gotten through so many books over this year and it’s been bliss! And stick a good series on to binge watch anytime and I’ll be happy!
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Emma: Oh wow that’s so tricky, but if I could duet Graceland or The Obvious Child with Paul Simon I’d die a very happy girl!! To be honest though, I’d harmonise with anyone, I ain’t fussy, just pass me a mic and I’ll sing anything with anyone!
What song do you always keep on your playlist?
Emma: I couldn’t pick just one! I actually have created a playlist on my Spotify account called ‘My Classics’, there’s 101 songs on it that are my all time go to faves. I listen to that playlist constantly, it makes me so happy. There’s a huge range on there; Songwriters like Paul Simon, Country artists like Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain, 90’s Artists like Alanis Morrissette and Natalie Imbruglia, Current artists like Sigrid and Katy Perry and everything in between! Having trained in classical music and musical theatre I have a real understanding of music and just love it all!
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Emma: Stay safe, I know it’s a tricky time mentally at the moment, so let yourself indulge in the stuff you love if you can! Enjoy the time we have now, fill it with stuff you wouldn’t normally have time for! Listen to lots of music, and listen to my single 90s Playlist! Haha! Thanks for having me!
You can check out “90s Playlist” on Spotify below.