For Emma Remelle, music has been a part of her life since she was a toddler. “I have pretty vivid memories of bopping to Britney Spears on cassette while my mom would push me around in a baby jogger when I was probably 3 or 4. She also played a lot of Sarah McLaughlin, who was a huge influence for my early songwriting years, along with a lot of other female songwriters from the 90s – Jewel, the Dixie chicks.”
However, Emma’s parents pushed her more towards athletics than music, so she didn’t start writing until she taught herself guitar in high school. Emma graduated college with a degree in Fashion Marketing, and is now doing art direction and graphic design at a boutique design agency in the Washington, D.C. area. Her art for her recent single, “The Damage” was actually her own work.
One day she decided she wanted to try to pursue music as more than a hobby, and she found producer and sound engineer Jake Vicious from House Studios in Washington, D.C. on Soundcloud, so she took the initiative to reach out. “I immediately clicked with him,” she said.
The first collaboration between the two, “Drowning” was a song Jake Vicious produced with Emma in mind, which she wrote to. “‘The Damage’ is a lot more acoustic, and more raw – really focusing on more of me as a songwriter. I think this next record we’re gonna put out, ‘One Last Drink’, is where Jake’s crazy producer skills really melts together with my songwriting, we’re super excited about it!”
Can’t wait to hear more from her this Spring!
Emma’s Girl Gang Music Picks
“Halsey. She’s really been one of my biggest inspirations, making music that’s a bit darker, and alternative..and making it reach a mainstream audience.”
“I’m in love with her, and even more so after her most recent album. I think it’s pretty impressive that she’s challenged the country music mold by bringing up topics like gay marriage and drug experimentation in her songs. Something that is NEVER mentioned in country music. And her sound is just one of a kind.”