Los Angeles based independent pop artist Emlyn releases her debut single “Had Me At Hello” today, a song that uses a destructive relationship from the past to look at stigmas and outside perspectives that juxtaposed her true identity. The track premiered yesterday with Northern Transmissions.
According to Emlyn, “’Had Me At Hello’ is a story about a toxic relationship I had in my life and is sonically an amalgamation of who I am. Contradictory lyrics, ideas, and sounds. Girls are so often expected to fit into a box – like being the likable pretty girl, the intellectual studious type, or dark and grungy – but I think we’re more dynamic than that… I’m all of the above.”
She went on to tell Northern Transmissions, “I’m really fortunate that my very first release feels so authentic to who I am as an artist and as a human being. So many artists get stuck releasing songs just to chase trends, but this is uniquely me.”
A songwriter herself, Emlyn has co-written with artists such as Kiiara, Stela Cole, Brooke Williams, Greyson Chance, Rachel Crow, Hailey Knox, and Eben for his debut single “Plastic Angels.” She has also landed notable syncs including Hailey Knox “Hardwired” on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.