I am Emma, and I made a website because apparently that's something I needed to do.
I write sad songs about boys and booze. I am good at writing choruses. And, I call people out if I feel like it. Not because it's needed or because they deserve it (but believe me a lot of them do), but because people take life too seriously and I think it's kind of funny. I also accidentally bought a porn site in the process of connecting this website to a domain.
I make a point of not taking myself too seriously, I honestly just release music because it's fun and I like the occasional slither of validation, which is especially good because I'm doing a music degree at university and it's nice to know I'm not spending over 9 grand a year for nothing.
I released my first single in August 2019. It was called 'Fuckboy'. It's epic. I followed this up with 'Make Me Fall', which is the only happy song currently in my roster, and was actually written and ready before I wrote 'Fuckboy', which when you listen to them, makes much more sense.
Shortly after I released Make Me Fall though, the country went to shit and I was stuck in Leicester for 6 months. Instead of whining about it like most people though, I wrote an EP, and this actually did good things for me, even though it only came to exist because I was excruciatingly bored. This EP, 'What it's Come To', got me on BBC Introducing, which, to a tiny and insignificant DIY musician like me, is kind of a huge deal. I also got my own google knowledge panel out of this EP, though the information on it is incorrect, that is also kind of a big deal.
I also beat my 3 year goal which I set when I started my uni course, and that was: beat the porn star Emma Mae to the top of the google search. This is the biggest deal of all the big deals. I also bought her website and replaced it with this, so I think I'm winning.
Fast forward to October 2020 and Deadline, the follow up single, was released. I was very excited, though painfully aware the album cover is the same picture as What It's Come To, just backwards and pinker. Deadline did quite well too, with more BBC Introducing support which continued through December with the release of 'Tis The Season, the extremely bitter Christmas bop.
Since then I've been fairly quiet. How could I possibly top a Christmas hit with 1k streams in the first 21 hours, BBC Introducing support AND a literal 'Saxy Santa' on the artwork. This brings us to early 2021 when I announced my next single, 'Boys In Bands', after some very cryptic teasing. Boys In Bands marks the start of a new era of music for me, as it's the first release of a new adventure I'm embarking on over the next year or so. You'll see.
I hope you love Boys In Bands as much as I do when it drops on April 30th. If you're somehow reading this before then, enter a giveaway by pre-ordering it and be in with the chance of winning some Emma-related goodies.
I have been Emma Mae.
I thank you for listening to my Ted Talk.