This week we are crushing on our favourite femme in folk Georgia van Etten and her new single “Emma Lee.” "Emma Lee" is the focus track from the Georgia's album Deep Black Water - out today. Georgia is once again proving to be a music heavyweight with reverent lyrical capacity.
“I’ve never written a song so fast as Emma Lee,” said Georgia. “It sounds pretentious when people say a song just ‘poured out’ of them- but it did just that, it poured out one morning. I almost awoke singing the chorus! It’s the only song on the record not directly about me, so perhaps it helped being somewhat removed from the subject matter, in that it allowed me to write more intuitively.”
Mixing it up a little bit, “Emma Lee” is both different and quintessential Georgia van Etten. With playful, lighter than usual soundscapes and country influences, this track is a spirited catchy anthem.
“Emma Lee” exposes people who seek relationships as a means of validation; not truly wanting their partner for who they are but instead for what they can rectify. It’s not only a story of events, but a message for people to be more open with themselves and others and an invitation for us all to reflect on our behaviour.