Rising singer-songwriter Emilya has unveiled her brand-new single, “Emotionally Bankrupt”, a stunningly smooth downtempo cut that leaves a huge impression on first listen. Having only debuted last year, the 22-year-old independent artist from Dallas, Texas, has already begun to amass a following from her two previous singles, but she looks set to propel her rise even further with this new release.
Beginning her love affair with music at the age of six when she began playing piano, Emilya showcases her full range of talents on “Emotionally Bankrupt”, with the track highlighting her strong musicianship – from powerfully emotive vocals to skilful songwriting. Immediately setting the poignant tone of the song with incredibly striking opening piano chords, the track hears Emilya open up about depression and anxiety, with her lyrics capturing perfectly in song form the feelings and sentiments that many people experience but are often unable to talk about.
“Emotionally Bankrupt is an attempt to describe the deep feelings of depression and anxiety that so many people face today – something that is often hard to put into words”, says Emilya. “I wanted to turn something so dark into something used for beauty and used for good through the power of music, allowing anyone and everyone to find a piece of themselves in the story of the song and realise that they are never alone in their battles.”
If “Emotionally Bankrupt” is just part of her opening chapter as a musician, it’s clear Emilya has an exciting future ahead of her as a singer and a songwriter, making her an artist to watch out for in 2021 and beyond. And with more new music lined up for the coming months, it’ll be exciting to hear what’s next from this hugely talented artist.
“Emotionally Bankrupt” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms.
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