EMELINE SPEAKS OUT ON TOXIC SITUATIONSHIPS ON NEW SINGLE “FEELINGS”
03 MARCH 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, fast-rising singer/songwriter EMELINE returns with her new single “Feelings” — a hard-hitting and hypnotically catchy anthem speaking out against destructive power imbalances. Her first new single for 2023, “Feelings” follows a successful breakthrough year that included surpassing 400 million combined global streams and headlining sold-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
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“Feelings” finds the 24-year-old artist stepping further into her power and calling out toxic behavior. After opening on a bit of breathy vocal percussion from EMELINE, the bold and uptempo track tells the story of a situationship in which one party objectifies the other for their own satisfaction (from the pre-chorus: “You think you can hit the spot but you don’t even last/You think you know what she wants but you don’t even ask”). “Feelings” once again affirms EMELINE as an essential new voice for all those navigating the minefield of sex and love in the modern world.
EMELINE earned significant pre-release support for “Feelings,” quickly amassing nearly 10 million views and over 700K Likes. The track arrives as the follow-up to her late-2022 single “Venting To Strangers,” a slow-burning and soul-stirring ballad that captures the pain of friendship breakups with an unforgettable specificity. Soon after premiering last November, “Venting To Strangers” drew acclaim from outlets like Ones To Watch (who hailed the song as “emotionally impactful” and noted that “[t]here’s a visceral sense of aching on this single, one that invites you in to mourn along with her and reflect on any of your own endings left unprocessed”).
A Rhode Island-born multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar and piano, EMELINE first gained major momentum with songs like “cinderella’s dead” — an early-2022 release that cracked the Top 20 of the Spotify Daily Viral chart and Top 25 on the US Spotify Viral 50 chart. With more new music out soon, her recent hits also include fearlessly outspoken songs like “Strut,” a daring and dance-ready track accompanied by an equally explosive video.
An artist on the rise, EMELINE scored a viral smash hit with “cinderella’s dead” — an early-2022 release that cracked the Top 20 of the Spotify Daily Viral chart and Top 25 on the US Spotify Viral 50 chart, in addition to amassing over 100 million combined global streams and over 500 million TikTok views. Soon after being featured in the Queer Music Week edition of MTV News Presents: Rising in June, the Rhode Island-born singer/songwriter returned with a sensually charged new single “Strut” — a dance-ready anthem of self-celebration that finds EMELINE fully owning her sexuality and turning the chorus into a supremely catchy statement of freedom: “I don’t do the walk of shame, I strut.” Both playful and unapologetic, the result is the latest proof of EMELINE’s gift for transforming self-reflection into spellbinding songs with a powerful impact. Along with “cinderella’s dead” (hailed by Ones To Watch as an “irresistible anthem to rediscovering yourself”), her past output includes “what it means to be a girl” (which speaks out on her experience as a young woman in a dangerously toxic culture) and “this is how i learn to say no” (a massively inspiring anthem for setting boundaries and reclaiming your power), which immediately established EMELINE as a self-possessed artist who’s entirely fearless when it comes to speaking her truth. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar and piano, EMELINE first broke through with her hypnotic single “flowers & sex”: a June 2021 release that hit #4 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, surpassed 10 million global streams within just eight weeks, landed on nearly 30 Spotify editorial playlists, and earned critical praise from outlets like Earmilk and Paper (who noted that the “blunt pop anthem…arrives at a time when people are craving a little self-love and a lot of sexual pleasure after a year of endless isolation”). With her recent singles including the raw and reflective piano ballad “Venting To Strangers,” EMELINE is now at work on more new music driven by her mission of uplifting and supporting women everywhere.
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