Meet DC-based singer-songwriter Emma Remelle, an artist who pairs the honesty vocalized by some of her earliest folk influences with the rhythmic flow found in many of today’s chart-topping tracks.
From a young age, music was a major part of Emma’s family life. At 14, her parents gave her a guitar and Emma began to play covers of her favorite artists, from Taylor Swift to Kid Cudi. Eventually, she started to curate her own catalogue of original songs as a form of therapy while her father was battling cancer.
While attending the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Emma fine-tuned her songwriting skills, while also taking an interest in marketing and design. As a Fashion Marketing major, Emma pursued a focus in branding and graphic design, as well as art and creative direction for lookbooks and fashion films. Her clearly defined aesthetic and captivating storytelling ability is an integral part of her personal brand.
After graduating in 2016, Emma began working with producer Jake Vicious and the team at House Studios in D.C. to release her first two singles: “Drowning,” a dark, alt-pop anthem with an edm influence, and “The Damage , ” which showcases Emma’s earlier folk writing influences.
“One Last Drink” — her third single and the first off of her debut EP, set for a Fall 2018 release — Emma merges her rhythmic approach with a playful, acoustic sound. The song tells a story of longing and lust, inspired by the allure of hot spring and summer nights. The title of the track, which appears in the chorus — “Take me now so I don’t have time to think, or just give me one last drink of you” — hints at a bit of irony in this lyrical metaphor, a subtle sarcasm that Emma is known for tying into all of her lyrics.
“Currently in love with all things 70s!” says Emma. “I wanted the lyric vid to be fun and playful, similar to the promos and the overall vibe of the song. The aesthetic I aimed for was a little vintage and romantic, similar to the album art, and designer Javier A. Rodriguez worked with my ideas to produce the video and make it all come to life. Really happy with the way it al turned out!”