Canadian songwriter Emma-Lee today revealed a stunning live acoustic video for her recently released soulful pop single “Worst Enemy” – available now at radio and digital retailers via Special Agent Records. Recorded at Revolution Recording Studios in Toronto, the video showcases Emma-Lee’s performance in cinematic black and white and brings to the forefront sparkling strings, a delicate piano and Emma-Lee’s remarkable powerhouse vocals. The result is a testament to how subtly yet effectively Emma-Lee has shifted sonically and grown musically.
Watch the live, acoustic video for “Worst Enemy” HERE
Both haunting and captivating in its live format “Worst Enemy” is an anthem for anyone who’s ever looked squarely in the mirror and finally admitted that the greatest obstacle to reaching their dreams was staring right back at them. The introspective single serves to deliver a universal message – be yourself and make no apologies. “Our parents, teachers and friends all encourage us to be ourselves, but as you get older, sometimes only traces of that encouragement survive,” says Emma-Lee. “Reality sets in, and you tell yourself it’s time to get a real job and get serious. In writing this song I wanted to ask the question ‘What would you do if you could meet your old self again?’”
Produced by Karen Kosowski, with whom the singer had previously worked on her 2012 critically acclaimed release “Backseat Heroine”, and co-written by highly praised Canadian artist Royal Wood, “Worst Enemy” is a departure from Emma-Lee’s past musical fashion, and gravitates back to her very first love of rich sounding pop music. In it, she sets out to introduce the listener to the girl from the 90s who wore out TLC’s “CrazySexyCool” album and loaded her Discman with Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill; to the girl who didn’t care who heard her belting out the hits at the top of her lungs.
The previously released lyric video features cameos from a myriad of well-known artists including Wood, Peter Katz and Damhnait Doyle sporting t-shirts with the songs punchy lyrics, check it out HERE.