The guitar riff – a soothing, melodic stream of notes, automatically pulls me in as Emily Vu sings, “I always seem to break down every time I give it all away,” making me even more curious about the story she’s about to share in her new single, “Just Wait.”
She displays her emotional and vocal range in this track about the vulnerability that comes with falling in love. I always love a good pop song about love and “Just Wait” is definitely one of my favorites because it doesn’t portray love as indestructible. Vu is brave enough to open up about her own fears about going into something new, saying, “I always feel the worst/Just so used to being pushed away...So hey, just wait for me.” This single feels like a direct message to a romantic interest – words you wish you could say, but never do – and it’s a sort of honesty that’s often missing in songs about love and relationships. Vu recognizes her habits and doubts when it comes to falling in love and channels it into this song, with her commenting, “‘Just Wait’ is about being aware of how susceptible I am to love and how being in love or just starting to get to know someone is a very vulnerable thing for me.” Don’t wait to listen to this song because, believe me, it’s worth it.
At only 18 years old, Vu is already collaborating with the likes of producers like Sir Nolan (Selena Gomez, Khalid) and Andrew Schmidt. Armed with her piano, guitar, and magnetic personality, she’s poised to take the music world by storm. She released her debut single “What Happened, Happened” last year and now it has over 1 million streams. Not only is she racking up streams, she has 1.4 million followers on TikTok and 386K followers on Instagram. You can follow her on her social media platforms as well as join her fan community by texting (310) 881-8904.
Written by Tatum Jenkins