TUNE emzae - THRIVE
Having received critical praise and a growing following for the home-made, melancholy-tinged pop tracks she has released over the past couple of years, emzae continues her artistic journey with her upbeat new single THRIVE. Inspired by the 80s productions from New Order and Pet Shop Boys, along with recent retro-influenced productions by the likes of The Weeknd and the imaginary soundscape of her UK home city of Derby, THRIVE narrates the moment in which emzae laments the time she has wasted trying to fit in with people she didn’t really like and judging herself on the differences between herself and her peers.
“THRIVE is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable or out of place in a social setting,” says emzae of the track, “It’s for anyone who’s ever been in a bathroom cubicle at some sort of bar, dreading the fact they’ve got to emerge from it at some point. For anyone who’d like to embark on the path to being unashamedly themselves and not feeling bad about that. But also having a dance whilst they’re doing it.”
Described as “one of the most interesting up-and-coming artists in the Midlands” (MusicNotts), Derby-based singer-songwriter Emzae is building a loyal following for her unique brand of self-produced electronic pop which has received praise from the likes of BBC Introducing and Transgressive’s Toby L. Her captivating and emotive live set has landed her slots at a number of festivals including Dot to Dot and Beat the Streets, along with tour stops up and down the UK, including memorable gigs in Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield. Emzae’s music has been described as “atmospheric and assured” (Mike Wright, Cambridge Music Reviews) and combines often ethereal, emotive vocals with thought-provoking, perceptive lyrics and intricate production, attracting Spotify editorial support for her tracks Lucid Dreaming and As This Day Fades to Another.