Welcome to a new Space Discovery,
Today we’re going to introduce you to Emmrose, singer-songwriter based in New York City. Earlier in March, she released a tune called “Brave New World“. The name might sound familiar and indeed takes inspiration from Aldous Huxley’s novel with the same name, released in 1932.
The lyrics on this tune are politically charged, differently from the other tunes released by Emmrose previously. There’s so much misinformation out there, especially on the web, that it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by fake news and ignorance. New conspiracy theories are rising everywhere and your best friend might believe that half of the human population is instead made of reptilians. C’mon, we all have a friend, or at least know someone, who’s all about this stuff, and that’s why we feel this tune is so relevant, especially for what it’s happening in the world right now.
Apart from the theme presented by the lyrics, “Brave New World” is an extremely catchy Indie Pop tune, layered with some melancholia that surfaces from the background thanks to Emmrose’s distant vocals and ethereal synths. The piano progression merges perfectly with the acoustic guitar arpeggio and the drum, while being minimal throughout the song, it adds an epic tone to the arrangement, especially in the verse. Emmrose’s vocal performance perfectly reflects the lyrics’ intention, with the right amount of dark vibes and hope to balance the tune.
Let’s now dive into our interview with Emmrose and let’s see what she has to say about this dystopian track.
Welcome to Space Emmrose!!
Congratulations on your new release “Brave New World”! Briefly present yourself to our Space Travellers!
Hello! I’m Emmrose, an 18 year old singer songwriter who lives in nyc! I was born and raised in Manhattan, and now I go to college here! I’ve been writing music since I was 13, and it’s been my passion ever since then. Writing music is the most important thing in my life, and it feels so amazing that I can share it with the world.
What’s the story behind your latest release?
My single Brave New World was inspired by dystopian fiction novels, such as 1984 and other works by George Orwell and the novel Brave New World that I titled my song after. My song was written before the Russian attack of Ukraine, but I think it has a very apt message in todays world.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m studying psychology and literature in college, and those are two areas of study that I’m very passionate about! The future is pretty uncertain for me, I just have so many interests! Music is what I do outside of school, but I would love to pursue it as a career.
If you had a time machine, in which era would you travel and which kind of music would you bring with you in the past?
Ahh! I’m such a history nerd, I honestly don’t think I could pick just one. I’d love to travel to the late Victorian era, I just love the literature and the music from then- and of course the fashion! I’d love to also travel to Ancient Greece during the classical age, I’m really interested in Greek culture from that time, especially their mythology. I don’t think i’d want to reveal myself as a time traveler, though maybe H G Wells would get a kick out of it.