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"You" - Emma Charles | Video Premiere

L.A. based singer songwriter Emma Charles releases a breath taking video for her her new single “You”.

Produced by uber producer Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Shaed), “You” is a transcendent slice of folk-pop with themes of love, companionship and gratitude. The song is beautiful and ethereal. Charles has beautiful range and tone as an artist. Lyrically, she is a gifted writer with so much love and beauty to share with the world.

Says American Songwriter in their premiere of “You”: What may seem like another dreamy-pop tune transitions, very elegantly, into a melodic, angelic anthem on the beautiful chorus. That’s what won me over, really. The vocals are wonderful, the musicality is solid, and the lyrics are telling, but it’s that chorus! Its simple repetition of the word “you,” interlaced with melancholic and ethereal background vocals/harmonies are simply perfection.”

Says Charles: “With this video we wanted to tell a story about the strength and energy that comes from connecting with someone you love. We used flowers, expressively growing from my face, to underline personal growth. The fragility of the small dried flowers represents how fragile and sensitive relationships can be, while the juxtaposition of floral color reveals the possibilities of a positive love. The use of stop motion helps underline the emotion of this lyrical narrative.”

“You” will appear on Emma’s forthcoming EP which will be available digitally February 21. It features two other tracks produced by Schadt. She’ll be a featured Billboard Breakout artist in the coming weeks.

Emma will perform a headlining set at Hotel Café in Los Angeles February 22nd

Charles has been honing her distinctive brand of songwriting since she began releasing music as a student at the Berklee College of Music (when she was known as Emma Charleston). Her growing fanbase have always had a glimpse into her personal life as her lyrics have always had their foundations in self-reflection and particularly so on “Vertigo.” Says Charles: “‘Vertigo’ is about feeling displaced and losing my sense of self. I graduated college, moved across the country to Los Angeles, and then immediately left to go on tour- all in the space of three crazy months. I was trying to write songs while my head was still spinning and I never felt quite grounded- and this is the song that came out of that.”

Emma’s evolution as an artist has never been more pronounced than in 2019 as she’s recently graduated from school, relocated across country to Los Angeles, performed on national tours with Howie Day and Tyler Hilton and most importantly, put 1000 percent of her focus into creating a solid repertoire of songs with collaborators such as Schadt and Furze. Charles will continue to release singles in 2019 culminating in the release of the first of two 4 song Eps by the end of the year.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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