Dying Inside You / Rainbow Bar
(LA’GENTUR – February 24 2017)
Emma Elisabeth writes effortlessly flowing popmelodies covering them in a jangly, organic sound. Her sound is distinctive and playful with a very classic approach to songwriting. Her heart is beating for fuzzy rock and country, while pop music is pouring out of her soul. Elegantly intoxicated and somewhat channeling elements of 90’s melancholia and 70’s vocal arrangements. Her crush on women like Stevie, Debbie, Dolly, Patti and Marianne is a source of inspiration. As is her fascination with dirty old New York, West Coast Rock and heroes like Lou, Bob and Neil. In a world where everything seems to be so polished and perfect, she’s got a thing for imperfections. Because that is what makes someone or something interesting. And why should it be any different in music?
Dying inside you
“To me this song is bittersweet. It’s got a smile on it’s face but sad eyes, which I guess I had at the time it was written. And it’s about not fully being able to understand someone, and getting lost in their beauty, which can quickly turn into a maze which you can’t find your way out of. Like a haunted house in an amusement park”
“I spent two weeks in a quite run down place in LA, right in the middle of Hollywood. I rented the cheapest car I could find, with a Nevada sign, and just drove around and listened to the classic rock radio and pretended I was in a film, kind of. When I got back home, one night I sat down at my piano and wrote the soundtrack to that. It’s about escapism, about how you can turn into anyone when nobody knows you, how you are just a dreamer in a world full of dreamers. That’s the song”