#NEWMUSIC | Emmavie feat. DT Soul - Distraction
Emmavie is a singer/songwriter and producer. She specialises in what she describes as "limitless, soulful, future R&B". Her music is an amalgamation of 90s R&B and her love for digital audio experimentation.
The new single taken off her debut album ‘Honeymoon’ is called ‘Distraction’. The uptempo track with it’s hip hop soul groove and drum and bass drum fills ends with a mid 90s inspired breakdown provided by the talented DT Soul on the Talkbox. The song has Emmavie exploring a new love with doubts on whether it could be a fruitful pursuit or merely a distraction.
Emmavie released her first single, ‘High Off This’, taken from her debut album, on 11th July. The single with its early 2000 R&B inspired production reminiscent of Amerie’s early work is an ode to the exhilarating feeling of being in love.
Emmavie has credits spawned across a number of artists both UK based and internationally, including collaborations with IAMNOBODI, Budgie, ROMderful, Jarreau Vandal, Dornik, Alfa Mist, Nick Grant and Jay Prince.
Championed by many specialists including Future Bounce pioneer Jamz Supernova, Everything R&B ambassador DJ Ace and Rinse FM’s nu soul tastemaker Jyoty. ‘RATHER BE’ was BBC 1Xtra’s Weekend Anthem in December 2018. Her track ‘OOPS’ was selected by Joe Budden as his Sleeper track on his The Joe Budden Podcast in April 2019. On Beats 1 in June 2019, Julie Adunega asked Jordan Rakei who his favourite artists were, he responded with praise for Emmavie describing her backing vocals as, ‘easily my favourite’ and championing Emmavie’s track, ‘LETTER’ live on air.
Emmavie's high profile performances have seen her share the stage with the legendary R&B singer, Jon B, Grammy and ASCAP award winning singer/songwriter, Eric Bellinger, Smino, Iman Omari, Mahalia and The Internet front woman, Syd (Red Bull Music Academy’s Paths Unknown). She also had the privilege of supporting the multi-talented Masego on his 2017 European Tour. Hitting 8 cities in the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Italy.
Following a number of successful collaborations with Soulection (LA), Emmavie went on to perform as part of the Soulection Sound of Tomorrow World Tour, to a sell-out audience at KOKO, Camden and at the Roundhouse. Joe Kay, Soulection co-founder, again invited her to perform at his sold-out show at Village Underground, June 2018.
Recently, Emmavie and long-time collaborator / friend, ROMderful, took part in an episode of Boiler Room TV’s ‘Crowdsourced’, which saw the two make several tracks on a live stream using samples and subject matters sent in by viewers of the cult show.