Sweet. Psychedelic. Stuck in your head.
"As Emily Blue’s new single release “Blackberries” launches, my eyes close and I’m taken to a coastal drive with the top down. Harps, guitars, piano tones and a sense of optimism combine to create a soundscape of good feels. Her unapologetic brand of classic pop shows its flexibility with, distorted instrumental licks reminiscent of 808’s and Heartbreak or The Neighbourhood. Paired with pleasant lyrics and clever recording techniques, this radio-ready single literally had this Foo Fighters-obsessed writer bobbing his head. There’s no reason this shouldn’t be the soundtrack to some happy-go-lucky Wes Anderson montage with colorful scenery and beaming smiles to fully complement it. With elements of Lana Del Rey, Sara Bareilles, and the catchiness of Bruno Mars, this song is destined to tickle the eardrums of people all over the country."
"An a capella vocal beat rings out as the song as “Rico Acid” begins and I’m pleasantly confused. Its name is well-suited; it diverts from the typical path that a pop song would take with an uneasy “acidic” element. Ambient chords blanket the song as the synth tones and sound effects pull the listener in and out of a musical trance. Just as I was getting invested, the song abruptly ends and a sense of pride for how clever this artist is overwhelms me. With a grin, I decide that I am now a fan of Emily Blue."
released March 2, 2017
Songs by Emily Blue
Prod. by Max Perenchio (AKA Pelican Boy)
Art by Lauren Cierzan
mastered by Joe Meland
photos by Chloe Rose Photography