Hampshire-based singer/songwriter, Emilia Tarrant, has recently released the fourth and final single from her debut EP. Wanting to produce an ethereal and reflective track to complete her EP, ‘September’ shows a different and incredibly exciting side to the young musician. The track was written in – yes, you guessed it – September of last year, and sees Tarrant reflecting on a time of change – something the artist says she often finds “hard to process”. “September, leaving me tender,” sings Tarrant. “I just surrender, and move with the wind.” Working alongside the super talented Archie Faulks, (It Rains, What I Like) ‘September’ is a calming, melancholic, and, to put it quite simply, beautiful track. The vocal harmonies are just exquisite between the two. Drawing on early influences from acts like Coldplay, The Doves, Jack Johnson, and Moby, Emilia Tarrant has crafted one of our favourite tracks of the year!
Ethereal, reflective, tender, melancholic… ‘September’ simply has it all. And we can’t get enough!Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
‘September’ has to be my favourite song from my debut EP Honeymoon Phase. I wrote it with the lovely Archie Faulks back in September (of course) last year, during a time when I was quite reflective on 2020 and the end of summer. I feel it is a month of ‘drawing the curtains’ as autumn arrives, which can be quite tough and melancholic for some. It’s a time of change, something I find hard to process!
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be?
Archie and I took lyrical inspiration from the events of the month, my favourites having to be “berries are bitter, the swallows have flown”. I loved exploring this sort of lyricism with him, as well as picking up it’s pace with producer Luke Potashnick in the studio. As the final track of the EP, we wanted its production to be quite ethereal; a calming way to encapsulate and reflect on the EP as a collection of thoughts. We started with the simple acoustic guitar melody, and built from that. Using the vocoder on my vocals was something we loved from the get-go, as well as the simple beat.
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
I hope to write and release a second EP with music that continues to be relatable! As someone who writes from personal experiences, it’s something that’s really important to me. If my listeners can take anything at all from my music, I hope that they listen to my lyrics and relate them to their own lives. I’d also love to build my following and sell more tickets to my shows! Performing live is what I love, and would love to play my own headline gigs one day.
What would your life be like without music?
I honestly can’t imagine my life without music. It’s all I’ve ever known and strived to do. If I didn’t have music though, I would definitely have followed a path that gave me a creative outlet of some kind. I’ve always been creative, and use it as a way to express myself, which is important to me! I am an Aquarius after all 🙂
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