Emma Torrison is a 18 year-old singer/songwriter, pop artist and creative mastermind behind the rising solo pop project 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 then, Torrison has been prolific releasing well over a dozen singles, along with her critically applauded debut EP Hopeless Romantics, all of which helped her quickly establish a sound that some have described as a slick mesh of Adele, Florence and the Machine and a bit of classic, minimalist pop and progressive pop.
The young, rising pop artist is currently attending college here in NYC and working on material for her highly-awaited sophomore EP. This year, Torrison has released two 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 rising pop artist’s latest single “The Feelings Mutual” is a 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.
Thematically, the song tackles a familiar theme for many of us: the bitter ache of a breakup of a friendship. But throughout the song there’s the tacit understanding that the relationship was toxic and dysfunctional and despite the deep connection, it needed to end — right away.