Upcoming country singer-songwriter Emma Moore aims to inspire listeners through her naturally engaging & emotive musical style that reflects deep from the heartfelt core that this gifted artist possesses.
Following on from the recent success of singles such as “Husbands Or Kids” & “Blinded”, Emma has announced the release of her forthcoming EP ‘The Table’, which looks set to grace airwaves from May 7th.
Emma has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the creative process around her EP, along with the inspiration of how this upcoming release came together. You can check out what she had to say below!
Hey Emma, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Emma: Hey, you’re so welcome! And sure thing. I’m Emma, a Country Artist and Writer from Blackpool, and I just turned 30. I’ve written way too many songs inspired by Grey’s Anatomy and firmly believe the world would be a better place if Dolly was in charge of it.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Emma: It’s been the most consistent thing in my life, I can’t remember it ever not being a part of it. I grew up glued to movie musicals and watching concerts on video (wow, I feel old!) and singing along to everything. Apart from a brief stint of wanting to work in a nursery (I’d just started school and I wanted to go back to playing games all the time haha) I’ve never wanted to do, or been good at anything else.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Emma: Absolutely! It took a while for me to find my place in music, but I always knew it would be somewhere in music.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Emma: Country music with a dash of Rock n Roll, heavy on the honesty but with just a sprinkle of fiction to fire things up.
You are set to release your EP ‘The Table’ on the 7th of May. How did the idea for this EP come together?
Emma: I’d just come from a heavy writing year, I did a Masters in Songwriting, so I was churning out a few songs every week as well as studying other writers and trying to untangle the craft of songwriting. I came home with some good songs, some terrible ones, and a lot of ideas for future ones and spent a lot of time trying to find the ones I wanted to explore. It turned out I had a lot of songs that didn’t end too well, no fantasy happy-ever-afters, so that became a loose guide to batching songs together. I wanted them to be grounded in reality.
What are some of the main inspirations behind the songs featured on the EP?
Emma: I was really inspired by my then-upcoming 30th birthday. I saw a new decade as an opportunity to look back at the last one and look ahead to what I was wanting for the next one. The track from the title was the first one I wrote with that in mind and that mindset definitely played a part in choosing what made the cut. I also kept going back to an interview from Shonda Rhimes (creator/showrunner/writer of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and more) about embracing writing peoples flaws, and how much more interesting they are than perceived perfection, and I wanted to jump headfirst into that. I let go of the idea that the characters or stories in songs had to be likeable and right.
What are some of your favourite songs to be included on the EP?
Emma: I really love different things about all of them, and my favourite is constantly changing depending on my mood. I love that when I get to the end of the last song, I’m still wanting to hear more.
How have your family & friends reacted to your upcoming EP or have you kept it secret?
Emma: They’re always proud, but I think this time even more so. They’re the ones who have been around since I was learning to write, sing and play and remember every mis-step, bum note and bad lyric I’ve ever made – So to play them this after all of that has been amazing. They can (and have been!) be my toughest critics but they’re still playing this one on repeat.
What does this EP personally mean to me?
Emma: This EP feels like a huge step forward in my career. I can’t even fully explain it, but everything about the year making this has felt different, and completely right despite the year it was for the world. I’ve learnt so much about trusting my instincts, ignoring barriers and boundaries and my limits whilst making it and it makes me feel like I want to shout about it from the rooftops every time I play it.
If listeners could take one thing away from this EP, what would you like it to be?
Emma: I hope it’s that whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone. No ones life is as polished as it’s portrayed and if there’s one thing that ties these songs together it’s the imperfect lives within the stories.
What advice would you offer to someone who was looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Emma: I would say focus exclusively on your music first, before tackling the rest. As an independent musician, you will have a lot to learn, particularly about self-promotion, and all of that is infinitely harder if you’re still trying to figure out what your music is about and what you stand for as an artist. Do the work there before trying to grow your audience. And treat people how you want to be treated.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Emma: Just that I hope you give the EP a listen, and that you enjoy it. And if we haven’t met yet – say hello!
You can pre-save ‘The Table’ by clicking here.