Eager to share her incredibly personal story with the release of her new album, ‘In This Moment,’ the multifaceted Emily Rose Martin hails from South Lyon, MI., on a mission to connect with her audience.
Collaborating with the extraordinary essence of producer and engineer Chuck Alkazian from Pearl Sound Studios, this personal offering of sounds was inspired by the past two years of Emily Rose Martin’s life. Through an almost ethereal soundscape that basks in the love letter to what those past two years meant to her as an individual navigating through this world, we take our focus to the album's introductory single, “Someday.”
Performing from a deep place of emotion, we take in the powerhouse vocals that she casts into the inner workings of our conscious mind. Her captivating timbres cascade with the poignant instrumentation to set the tone of this piano forward ballad.
Dipping into the realm of folk and pop-inspired music, Emily Rose Martin has a well-defined lane carved out for herself as far as her artistry goes. Allowing ourselves to be taken into the gravitational pull that is her artistic talents, we adore the vulnerability that she shares with us when exposing the intimate thoughts and emotions that mirror her lived-out experiences.
As we highly anticipate the lyrical motifs that will be reflected on ‘In This Moment,’ we thrive in the conveyance that trickles in the speakers before us.
Telling your personal story is something that many in this life are afraid to do, but it seems that you have been more than willing to convey this side of yourself. Does something like that come naturally for you in the process of creation?
Thank you so much! I’ve never considered my personal story something extraordinary, but it’s still mine. At the end of the day, if even one person can relate to any of the messages in this album, then I’ll have achieved what I set out to do with this project. These stories and emotions definitely came naturally because they were at the front of my mind when I was writing. It’s still incredibly difficult for me to be so vulnerable. It’s hard not to be worried about the reaction to something I created that’s so personal, but it also feels extremely satisfying to have the opportunity to get it out of my head and into the music.
With a deep concept that’s laced into this project, what encouraged you to make “Someday,” the lead single to speak into that?
I wrote “Someday” in the fall of 2019, not knowing the pandemic was coming. It was my senior year and I was already feeling nostalgic because I knew graduation was coming and I’d soon be separated from my friends. When the pandemic came and I had the opportunity to release a single, this song was so perfect, I thought, how could I not?
If your audience could reflect on a specific theme or message that you carry forth on this album, what would you want it to be?
At first, I didn’t plan for the album to have such a strong message of home, but when I started putting all the songs together, I realized that was what they all had in common. So because of that, the main thesis of this album became about the idea of home, how you can create it, what it means when you find it, and what it can potentially feel like when you lose it. The whole process of that looks different for everyone because I believe that home comes in so many shapes and forms. Overall growth and change are natural, even if it’s uncomfortable, so make sure you surround yourself with home - people who help you build a strong foundation for the moment you’re in and the moments you’ll have.
What has been your proudest moment through this artistic journey you’ve taken?
That I’m not the same person now than I was when I started making this album. My core values have remained the same, but I’m able to look back and truly realize what a journey it’s been. It took way longer than I expected to create this, but through that time, I got to experience so many things, and my growth throughout the good and the bad is what I’m most proud of.
What's next for you?
Music will always be a part of my life. My degree is in Theatre Studies from Ithaca College, so I’d love to be able to pursue opportunities as an actor and a director. Right now I have my sights set on New York City.