Emmy Law has made her way around the local music scene in Atlanta and has even won the 2014 John Jarrod songwriting contest, which was judged in part by some members of The Zac Brown Band. As a reward for winning, Emmy was given the opportunity to open onstage for some renowned Nashville songwriters. Her debut EP ‘Fairyland’ was released in August of 2018. She is currently working in the studio on future releases.
Emmy’s track “Kid” has an ambient and relaxing sound to it. Emmy’s vocals are soft and delicate which give way to an upbeat percussion and guitar lead. Law’s sound is different in which it is alternative but yet has a bluegrass twang to it along with a hint of Americana to it. Emmy’s vocals are very light and breathy and make her voice very distinctive. This track will make you reminiscence on open roads and large skies and maybe even a road trip. This is a perfect song for a winding evening or to take a drive to. Even though the melody is very soft, it is still very catchy and will probably be stuck in your mind for awhile. Emmy Law is a beautiful artist to listen to and deserves a spot your playlist!
Listen to "Kid" here and get to know Emmy Law in our interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey guys! I’m a singer-songwriter based in Atlanta, GA. I moved here in 2016 and have loved getting emerged in the local music scene. I released my first EP ‘Fairyland’ in 2018. Would love to meet you at a show or online!
Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I majored in music in college and was very classically trained. Since then, I’ve worked on songwriting and playing music in different genres. I launched this solo project in 2015 and it’s been a fun journey.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Emmy Law is actually a stage name. My last name is really hard to say and spell — “Law” is half of it. A few years ago I was out at a bar in Atlanta and a guy asked me for my name….I decided not to give my full last name, so I said Emmy Law…and it stuck!
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes I do - crazy how our music is always evolving, along with us. I tend to write indie pop / indie folk music. Simple chord structures and singable melodies…that’s the goal.
We’re really into your new song "Kid"! Can you tell us a bit about it?
This is the first tune recorded with the band I play with now. It was tracked at Standard Electric Recorders Co. in Atlanta. The best part was playing a cool vintage Rhodes piano they had set up.
Where did the inspiration behind "Kid" song come from?
“Kid” is written from the perspective of someone looking back on a tough childhood. I also teach private music lessons — the song isn’t about me, but it’s inspired by someone of my students.
Any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your performance?
Yes! December 29, 2018 at True Music Room & Bar in Nashville. January 6, 2019 at Isis Music Hall (Lounge) in Asheville, NC. I have two live set ups - one is stripped down with me on keys, ukulele, and guitar and a cajon player. The other is with a full band — drum set, electric guitar and bass. Over time, I’ve become a huge fan of the stripped, more intimate set up.
What’s next for you?
I’m in the process of recording a three song EP that will be released in early 2019. Booking shows and playing outside Atlanta in 2019.