Rising pop star Emma Blackery has released her brand new single ‘Take Me Out’, taken from her forthcoming debut album Villains out August 31st through RWG Records.
‘Take Me Out’ is a huge pop banger stacked with attitude and boasting a massive chorus. Regarding the single Emma says, “I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. It’s a song I really connect with and one of my favourites from Villains. The song deals with feelings of paranoia when you are feeling exposed and isolated by your friends.”
Toby Scott (Little Mix, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) has produced ‘Take Me Out’, and was also behind Emma’s recent singles ‘Icarus’, ‘Agenda’ and ‘Dirt’, which are all taken from her forthcoming album Villains.
Villains is a record inspired by a period of reflection and one that invites listeners on Emma's journey from, as she explains, “feeling so paranoid that I risked becoming a person I didn't like, to letting go of all of that hurt”.
The atmospheric album opener ‘Villains Pt. 1’ sees her declare, “I am a nightmare… designed to destroy” over a beat that drips with menace. Elsewhere, ‘Petty’ (“You used to call me pretty, then you took out the “r””) flirts with tropical house, and her restrained vocal on ballad ‘What I Felt With You’ simmers with longing. By the album's explosive closer, ‘Villains Pt. 2’, Emma is forced to consider her own part in her downfall, asking, “Am I kidding myself, blaming somebody else, I'm my own biggest villain.” On creating the album Emma says, “Writing the album was so cathartic. Music is my therapy.”
In support of the album’s release the Essex-born singer has announced an HMV in-store tour where she will be signing copies of Villains and performing songs from the album live. HMV will be stocking exclusive yellow edition colour vinyl of the new album and the tour will call at seven stores across the country.
Following this Emma will be head out on an extensive headline tour across the UK and Europe, which will finish with a headline show at London’s KOKO on October 25th. Full Emma Blackery tour dates can be found below:
HMV IN-STORE TOUR
31/08 – HMV Southend (5:30pm)
01/09 – HMV London, Oxford Street (5:30pm)
02/09 – HMV Nottingham (2pm)
03/09 – HMV Bristol, Broadmead (5:30pm)
04/09 – HMV Leeds (5:30pm)
05/09 – HMV Liverpool (5:30pm)
06/09 – HMV Belfast (5:30pm)
Rising pop star Emma Blackery has today announced the release of her highly anticipated debut album Villains, due out on August 31st through her own RWG Records label. The album is available for pre-order now via Emma’s webstore alongside limited edition red vinyl and special merchandise and bundles.
To celebrate the announcement Emma has released the video for her new single ‘Agenda’. The video finds Emma coming up against harsh art critics and breaking free from their constraints in a burst of neon and pastel colours.
Rising pop star Emma Blackery has today released her brand new single ‘Agenda’. The sharp and sassy pop anthem celebrates self-confidence and saying goodbye to those who don’t appreciate
Toby Scott (Little Mix, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) has produced ‘Agenda’, and was also behind Emma’s recent single ‘Dirt’. ‘Dirt’ has had over a million streams and the video, featuring vengeful dance routines and plenty of attitude, has almost hit that milestone too. The track received great support from Spotify who launched the single in the Top 20 of their New Music Friday playlist. The song also peaked at number 5 in the Spotify Viral Chart, holding a Top 10 position for over a week.
Regarding the release of the new single Emma says, “I’m so excited for you all to hear ‘Agenda’. I’m so proud of it and can’t wait to perform it on my UK and European tour in October.”
Both tracks are taken from Emma’s debut album due for release in autumn this year. In support of its release the Essex-born singer will be touring the UK and Europe extensively, which will finish with a headline show at London’s KOKO on October 25th. Full headline tour dates can be found below:
Rising pop star Emma Blackery has announced an extensive UK and European headline tour for October 2018. To mark the announcement the Essex-born singer has released an acoustic version of her huge
new single ‘Dirt’.
The new version is a more mellow take on the sassy pop anthem, which has had just under 800,000 streams since its release, while the video, featuring vengeful dance routines and plenty of attitude, has clocked up almost a million views. The track peaked at number 5 in the Spotify Viral Chart, holding a Top 10 position for over a week.
The track is the follow up to last year’s Magnetised EP, which catapulted her to international fame after being used in the international reveal of the iPhone X, and in support of which she completed a UK headline tour finishing with a sold out date at Shepherds Bush Empire. Emma has now announced an extensive UK and European tour this October, starting in Oslo and finishing with a show at London’s Koko. Full dates can be found below.