Los Angeles-residing Emily Coupe is an Australian Country-Pop artist with a soul twist. Her fusion of sounds has developed over the years, with influences ranging from singer-songwriter staples Jewel, Alanis Morissette, Maren Morris, Colbie Caillat, and Sheryl Crow.
She believes in sharing from the heart with a voice that at once is genuine and earthy, yet hopeful and filled with illuminating love. Emily Coupe’s songs come from the story of her life and resonate with the listener as honest and probing reflections on her impressions and experiences.
The acoustically warm essence of her latest single, “I See Only You” transports us to the introspective findings of Emily Coupe’s vibrant mind. Through a series of acoustic guitar strums, we hear the glimmering opulence of electric guitar riffs coinciding with the musical elements to enhance the soundscape as the components highlight the dimension in this record.
The various layers that remain in the foreground and background of the musicality transfers over to our minds in a way that has us latching onto the numerous perspectives shed through striking lyrical motifs such as, ‘I see you, I see only you as I’m walking around the room. So much is clear in my eyes. You’re the one that brightens up the night.’ Emily Coupe’s emotion-driven timbres soar through the composition in a way that etches her intricately crafted words into our minds for the time to come.
Sprinkling her unique flair into the two genres she falls between, we hear Emily Coupe in “I See Only You,” creating her own lane with a spellbinding influence that takes charge in the realm of power ballads. Embracing her welcoming invitation for listeners to digest the artistic virtuoso of her threshold, she captures us best with the alluring authenticity she proudly expresses.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Emily Coupe. “I See Only You,” is so brilliantly pieced together. We love the sound you provide us with. Was there a particular moment or story that inspired the creation of this track?
Yes, this song wasn't written with anyone particular in mind, however was written based on past previous romantic experiences and feelings. More so, this song was one of those ones which were written really quickly - possibly even in 10 minutes - and I didn't overthink the words or music too much. When I write like this it is almost spiritual, like I am channeling it from somewhere else - whether my subconscious or merely stream of consciousness. Sometimes even I don't know what I am writing about!
Could you please share a glimpse of what the creative process looked like when structuring this song together?
I remember sitting down for a solo writing session and pushing out 2-3 songs out all at once one after the other, trying to write as much as possible that hour. Once completed I then added this song to my list of songs that I had written, and when my music manager and I were choosing the songs for my upcoming album late last year this one stood out, and here we are today. I was also experimenting with fingerpicking when I wrote this song too - it's my first song that features it.
Now residing in Los Angeles, what have you found in terms of comparisons to your home country of Australia? What have you taken away from this experience so far?
Living in L. A is very similar to living in Australia, however is also very different. I believe the biggest difference was moving out of home across the world, and learning how to be an adult all on my own. The shock to my system definitely took a while to get over and learn from, but I'm grateful for that experience because I wouldn't be where I am today, without that struggle and learning how to overcome it.
How does the significance of “I See Only You” play into your artistic career? What do you hope your listeners can take away from this song?
I believe that this is the most intimate, sweet, and romantic song that I have written and put out so far, and shows the vulnerability and softness of what I would like to put out into the world. Some of the sweetest, memorable most connected moments I've had in my life have been quiet, soft, and vulnerable just like this song, and I wanted the essence and vibe of this song to capture that. Falling in love is slow, makes you feel alive and hypersensitive, is sometimes confusing, has plenty of mixed messages, has ups and downs, and I wanted this song to capture that.