Emma Torrison is a rising 19 year-old singer/songwriter, pop artist and JOVM mainstay, best known as Emmrose. Torrison can trace the origins of her professional music career to when she wrote her first song in math class about four years ago.
Since she wrote her first song, the JOVM mainstay has been prolific: She has released over a dozen singles, along with her critically applauded debut EP Hopeless Romantics, all of which have helped her quickly establish a sound that some critics have describe as a slick mess ofAdele, Florence and the Machine and a bit of classic, minimalist pop and progressive pop.
Torrison is currently attending college here in NYC, while writing and working on material for her highly-awaited sophomore EP. Continuing upon her growing reputation for prolificacy, Torrison has had a busy 2022 with the release of three attention grabbing singles:
- “Run” a hook-driven and accessible banger centered round skittering and blown out tweeter and woofer rattling beats, sinuous bass lines, glistening synth arpeggios paired with the young pop artist’s remarkably self-assured delivery. But the song is underpinned by an anthemic, encouraging and empathetic message of empowerment to those, who desperately need — or about to leave — a toxic, abusive relationship.
- “Brave New World,” a cinematic and politically charged pop song centered around earnest yet deliberate craftsmanship that sonically and thematically brought Sting‘s “Russians” to mind. Loosely drawing from some of the themes of Torrison’s favorite novels, George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and the famous line from Shakespeare’s The Tempest “O brave new world, that has such people in it!,” the song was written as a response to our current state of affairs — an embattled world of disinformation, conspiracy theories, war, violence, poverty and destruction.
- “The Feelings Mutual,” an anthemic yet heartbroken ballad centered around a rousing and cathartic shout-at-the-top-of-young-lungs chorus, Torrison’s pop belter vocals, feedback driven guitars, industrial clang and clatter paired with big hooks. While the song focuses on the bitterness and heartache of the end of a relationship — it can be romantic or platonic — but with a tacit understanding that the relationship was toxic and needed to end.
The JOVM mainstay closes out the year with “Cuffing Season,” a slow-burning and spacious pop ballad centered around twinkling keys and Torrison’s gorgeous delivery, which expresses both longing and heartache. Fittingly, the song is inspired by the holiday season — with the song’s lonely and heartbroken narrator yearning for love, when it seems everyone else has it.