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5 Songs I Love w/ Emily Laing

With a rapid rise to fame following her viral video about Christopher Chope’s controversial vote in parliament regarding upskirting, Emily Laing has been delivering a steady stream of candid and relatable releases - focusing in particular on mental health, romance and relationships.

Based in the UK, Emily’s idiosyncratic brand of indie-folk music finds a unique kinship with Scottish fables and traditional folk tales, which is alluded to in the gentle and comforting nature of her writing. Her latest installment "The Wind" is no exception, as it projects a light and airy quality in its tender reflection on lost love.

“This song exists for the person who helped me to feel real. My first true love”, Emily explains. “We listened to a lot of stories and a lot of music. I think anyone who connects to the lyrics of this song will understand why. If the melody reaches your core my heart goes out to you. Love is hard. But better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all”.

We chatted to Emily to find out which 5 songs influence her music. Tune in.

Bear’s Den - Agape

The song that accompanies a play I’m writing at the moment. It’s stunning. In my ears at least 5 times a day. 

Orla Gartland - Did It To Myself

Currently getting me through my most recent break up!

Finneas - I Lost A Friend

Beautiful, honest and so relatable. 

4 Non Blondes - What’s Up

The ultimate Covid accompaniment!

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart

Timeless. It will always pull me out of a funk. Rich and fearless. 



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