Up & coming Cork singer songwriter Emmo releases his new single ‘Still’. The single channels the raw spirit and energy of a love that is resolute and remains ignited despite the trials and tribulations of time. Fresh off the stage from a series of sold out headline shows in Winthrop Avenue, Whelans and The Workmans Club, EMMO is at the cusp of an industry breakthrough.
Of the new single, Emmo says: “The same exhausted tropes are always in love songs - be it new, lost, unrequited love etc. But what about Love that is resolute? My aim was to credit the actuality of persistent and unfaltering love between couples who have been together for a long time despite the odds. Funnily enough, the song started as a slow moving piece but became this anthem like ballad after my guitar was knocked into a strange tuning from being loose in the back of my car. After some experimenting, the lyrics sprang to life with the new energetic sound from the accidental tuning."
Recorded in Camden Studios, Dublin, produced by Cian Boylan & mixed by Conor Brady with Darren Beckett (from the Killers) on drums, Dave Redmond on double bass, Kealan Kenny on lap steel guitar and Mastered by Ruadhrí Cushan. Emmo's raw vocals & undeniably catchy hooks speak for themselves. Furthermore, Emmo snuck his friends & family onto the track, listen carefully and you might just pick out a hidden message!
A unique and intelligent singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Cork with influences ranging from Hozier and The Lumineers to Phil Collins and Joni Mitchel, EMMO’s genre lies as his true songwriting ability often leading him to create incredibly different songs. EMMO was invited by Ovation Guitars to perform at The German Songwriter Awards in Berlin. His song "Little Bird" received critical acclaim from a panel of industry judges including Universal Music & Sony Music making it through to the semi-finals. While EMMO is continuing to develop his sound from one song to the next he most certainly is not letting the constraints of being "Genre Specific" hinder his creative spirit, which makes him an exciting, unpredictable and fresh-sounding newcomer to the Irish music scene.
The track starts with a full band sound which is cleverly combined with soft vocal delivering the lyrics. The everlasting love theme gives the listener hope that the world isn't that rotten after all.
"Now open your heart and you’ll see
This life has so much more to bring
Though its changed from what it used to be
I never strayed far from you and me"