BuzzMusic Exclusive: Emerson talks his new music & more
Welcome to BuzzMusic Emerson! Your song "Pictures" is completely captivating and beautiful. We know you wrote this song for your father. Can you tell us more about it? Hello! Thank you for asking. That's a good question. I wrote this song about my dad dying of cancer, how there's not a lot you can say to comfort someone who is dying, not a lot they can say to comfort you, and how he just wanted me to keep living and doing normal things. So, I wrote a song because that's what I do, and that's what he did. He was a musician. I was upset. Can you describe how the music scene in your hometown is aiding in your development as an artist? I stay involved in the music scene of my hometown, which is located in the Greater Toronto Area. I like to bring artists together through community events, organize and participate to keep myself inspired and encouraged. I also like to encourage other artists and lead by example. You've had such a strong love and passion for music at such a young age! How do you think you and your music have grown since you first started writing, versus now? I think art is free and everywhere. There is a wealth of art in youth and innocence, and also age and experience. I like to stand at the edge of the guidelines, and leave myself open to the cosmos. I don't think I've grown as an artist. I've fine-tuned my talents, but I don't think I've changed. I've always sort of been the same. I kind of approach art like a child. I'm not trying to refine my art. The song we're talking about, I imagined it, wrote it, played it, recorded it in under 5 minutes. It was one take. One quick thought while my wife and company were smoking in our backyard. It was instant art. What has been your most memorable achievement as an artist? Playing music with my family. Especially my family that have since passed away. I was lucky enough to get the chance to do that. We know that you're a lover of integrating a variety of elements into your music. Would you ever incorporate contrasting genres into your music, or do you think it would ruin the type of sound you're attempting to reach? I do it all the time. If you listen to "Emerson Ireland 4" (my last release), you'' find it's very experimental. I like to have a quick idea and run with it with whatever tools I have. I like music history and am influenced by all the varieties. Thank you so much for talking with us! What's the next move for you artistically? Are you playing any shows in the near future you'd like to tell us about?
I am working on releasing "Emerson Ireland 5". It's already recorded. I am writing "Emerson Ireland 6" and I'd like to re-release previously released recordings that I took off of "Emerson Ireland 1 and 2" if I can. As for shows, I am playing all the time and all week long. You can find me online. I post all my goings. Thanks for having me.
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