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Everywhere she goes, Billboard AC Top 30 singer-songwriter Em carries a ring on her finger emblazoned with one word: Truth. This ring is a resounding symbol of her arrival into knowledge of self as a young woman who has been a recording and performing artist since the age of 12. Now in her 20s following stepping stone periods with several high-profile producers and engineers, New Jersey-born Em (short for Emily) is chiseling out musical and visual performance art that speaks one hundred percent from her heart and spirit.

Em’s otherworldly 7-song project Dear Life finds her collaborating with producer Chris Young on a musical direction rich in self-empowerment. The mood-drenched material ranges from the hope-entrenched “Dear Life” to the perseverance anthem “Even When It Hurts”
The lead single of Dear Life is the dynamic “Say What You Mean” which is being presented with a sensually and supernaturally mesmerizing video helmed by Parris Mayhew. Dressed in a provocative gown, her raven hair streaked in white, deep red lipstick setting off bewitching green eyes.

“I feel the song is a universal message and represents the ethereal, emotional side of my writing,” Em states. “I’m a huge romantic and 100% ‘in’ when I’m in a relationship. ‘Say What You Mean’ is about wanting someone to love me with every fiber of their being…to be as sure of our love as I am. My video is a little reminiscent of Lana Del Rey in her storytelling and the way it portrays ‘The Divine Feminine’ in a cinematic style - women of today but through a 50s and60s lens. Sometimes we go through a relationship where we shrink ourselves down for our partner but you wind up compromising so much that boundaries are crossed. For example, the morals and ethics of relationships today have changed so drastically. People say they’re ‘talking’ as opposed to ‘dating.’ The language is so weird now - less and less genuine. That line of ‘boundary’ also extends to my professional life as an artist - the honesty and confidence as well as the vulnerability and strength to show what I will and will no longer tolerate.”

“Music is a very spiritual experience for me,” she continues. “The raindrops represent teardrops and renewal – a cleansing of the spirit and what you won’t tolerate in your aura and around you. The tarot card is the High Priestess – a very feminine card representing women’s intuition…what we feel and what’s not being said. It’s knowing the truth deep down. The strength of that card is to rise above the state of confusion and gaining strength.”

Already preparing her next album, ‘EMbrace: Heaven on Earth’, Em will be working with former Motown songwriter and producer Michael B. Sutton (Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson). Em has also found a collaborator she considers to be her artistic soulmate: Gregor Stobie who resides in Glasgow. “We’re on the same wavelength,” Em enthuses. “We do international calls and are so connected. I can say something totally abstract and he will completely understand it - totally get it! It’s like he can go inside my mind and we totally read each other. I don’t play an instrument…but I can sing a whole song to him then we break it down and make something that doesn’t sound like anything else out there. We’ve already written a song entitled “Talk to Me” – about bringing your lover up to a heavenly realm then bringing that Heaven down to Earth. Heaven can be had on Earth if we get closer to God, to each other and living the way God intended – fruitfully with love, compassion, kindness, patience, appreciation and hope. Those messages play a large part in ‘EMbrace: Heaven on Earth’.”

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August 5, 2021 8:58am ET by Lander PR  


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