Originally from Gainesville, GA, now Nashville based Indie-pop singer-songwriter Emmy Law recently unveiled her latest musical compositions in the form of the brand new EP ‘Bitter Heart’.
Recorded alongside Mat Poole at The Amber Sound studio in Nashville. These are the first songs Emmy has recorded within the city & is a step in a new direction.
Emmy has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest EP, along with getting to discover more from the artist behind the music. You can check out the full interview below.
Hey Emmy, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Emmy: Hi Jess! My name is Emmy Law – I just moved to Nashville in February after spending the last four years in the Atlanta music scene. I teach music, write songs, and stream on Twitch. The last four years have been a learning experience! My cat Bones Franklin has been with me for all of it.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Emmy: I was always singing as a small child and started taking piano lessons at age 8. I was in chorus in elementary school and really started to fall in love with music then.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Emmy: I would put my music in the indie singer-songwriter category. My recent EP was recorded with the artists Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, and Imogen Heap in mind.
You recently released the brand new EP ‘Bitter Heart’. How did the idea for this EP come together?
Emmy: I wrote these songs in this summer of 2020. I stayed at my parents house for nine months during the quarantine period, and I wrote these songs during that time. I was playing around with stacking vocals in Logic Pro, and ended up writing an EP!
What are some of the main inspirations behind the songs included on the EP?
Emmy: The vocal tone was the main inspiration, but I wanted the over feeling from the EP to be hopeful. ‘Waking Up’ is about someone accepting you for who you are, ‘Take Me Back Home’ is about feeling that pull to go back to a place that’s familiar, ‘Bitter Heart’ is about being hopeful for the future, and ‘In the Night’ is about someone being there for you in dark times.
What are some of your favourite songs to feature on the EP?
Emmy: It’s tough, but I think my favorite song is ‘Take Me Back Home’ just because, to me, it’s a good driving tune!
If listeners could take something away from this EP, what would you like it to be?
Emmy: I’d like listeners to have a sense of hope when listening to these tunes. Regardless of a messy past or present, there is hope for tomorrow!
What does this EP personally mean to you?
Emmy: This EP is honestly the first music I’ve recorded with a specific vision. I went into the studio with specific instructions on how I wanted the vocals to sound…and we made it happen. I’m really proud of that, and can’t wait to continue that trend for future releases!!
Are there any songs that just missed out on this EP, which we could see begin released at a later date?
Emmy: Definitely! I’ve got a lot of demos I’m going through right now…deciding what to record is such a process.
What are some of your favourite things outside of music?
Emmy: Hmmm….I love my cat Bones Franklin, I love my Twitch Family the EmLaws, I love yoga and am a regular at Planet Fitness. Also can’t go wrong with bacon and a good burger!
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Emmy: Ooo I love this question!
What three words best describe you?
Emmy: Steadfast, dorky, creative
If you could possess any superpower, what would you choose & why?
Emmy: This isn’t an exciting answer, but I tend to overthink things, so it would be great to have the superpower to shut that off at will. 🙂
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Emmy: Stay true to who you are, and remember it’s never too late to start pursuing your passions!
You can check out the full EP on Spotify below.