One of my favourite newcomers to emerge from 2021, emie nathan returns with her uplifting new single ‘roses’.
Launching just three months ago, emie has already amassed over a million streams globally, as well as picking-up tastemaker support from the likes BBC Radio 1, Wonderland and Clash.
“The chorus describes how easy it is to look back on a moment in time with rose-tinted glasses, imagining everything better than it was in reality. This song narrates how I see it for exactly what it was, the good with the bad and the sweetness that lies in both. The verses unpick my craving for a real and continued experience, knowing that while it remains completely impossible – re-entering a more ‘normal’ way of life feels threatening without my people nearby to stick with and lean on.”
emie nathan returns today with the sensational and deeply moving ‘upstream’, a hauntingly beautiful piece that looks at life’s highs-and-lows, capturing the internal and external battles we all go through.
“’upstream’ is a reflection of an incredibly polarised mindset I found myself in at the end of 2020. Within the space of 48 hours, I experienced skyrocketing personal highs and plummeting lows. I had a birthday where I turned 24 years old, received news of my Platoon deal and then found out I had lost a family member who I was unable to see in person for the entire year. Going through the sheer emotional rollercoaster of my achievements, celebrations and relief to the crashing and deeply saddening news of loss, I really struggled to know how and what to feel. And even, what was okay to feel. It was quite frankly, one of the best and worst moments of my career to date. Upstream describes the internal battle I had with myself, reckoning with the spectrum of deep seated emotions and searching for a guiltless equilibrium in the depths of grief.”
I am so excited to be sharing with you the sounds of new talent emie nathan. Her single ‘noman’ is just about the most beautiful debut you will listen to all day.
This is a song that feels deeply emotive in a subdued kind of way, brimming with raw lyrical honesty that is delivered with gorgeously velvety vocals.
“I wrote this song just over a year ago when I was a few months into a new relationship. It tackles the realisation of the fact that I was (more often than not), a glass-half-empty kind of person having previously been sure that I always led with optimism. While not necessarily always a bad thing, I started to notice a default negative response within myself sometimes evading accountability and worst of all not giving myself credit where credit was due. This song marked the willingness to try and see things through a more positive lens, to allow myself to feel celebrated and seen by those who love me, and to hold myself to a higher standard.”