Already garnering an online following and millions of streams on multiple one-off singles, including the cutthroat kiss-off “Dead 2 Me,” it seems as if there is nowhere to go but up for rising pop queen Emily Vaughn. Her newest single “Pieces,” taken from the upcomingBitch Bops EP, takes a step back and reveals the vulnerability behind the songwriter. She explains, “‘Pieces’ comes from a place of giving so much of myself to someone that I had nothing left for me….writing ‘Pieces’ was the moment I took a stand, and it’s a reminder to me that if I live at a pace that prioritizes others above my own mental, physical, and emotional health, I’ll run out of the pieces that make me, me.”
With inevitable comparisons to dominating pop artists like Billie Eilish and “thank u, next”-era Ariana, Vaughn’s critical confidence and searing one-liners balance out with her authenticity and self-taught ability to hit the notes and craft a hook: bad bitch pop opulence meets authentically raw talent. Keep your eyes on Emily Vaughn – more biting bops to come.