Music Video: Emma Marie - Life And Truth
U.K. singer/songwriter Emma Marie is clear about the role that music plays in her life - 'music is my therapy' - and, guided by the notion that for her artistic integrity and authenticity compels her 'to share some of my deepest thoughts and experiences...you can't go wrong by sharing your truth', with the just released video for her song, 'Life And Truth', she welcomes the listener into her world as she unflinchingly lays bare her rawest of vulnerabilities and confesses with an unashamed bravery to her most honest of personal failings with a heartfelt, moving sensitivity, saying ''Life and Truth' really is my starting point and my stall, as a new artist it really lays me bare and gives you a feel for the sort of writer and woman that I am, very honest, open and true. The song means so much to me because it chronicles every key life changing moment of my life so far, it's like the musical line that I have drawn under certain things so that I can start again afresh. It's my way of expressing a new beginning'.
Explaining that the visuals reflect the thoughtful and contemplative mood of the song, Emma Marie says that 'the video takes the viewer through the inner journey that I took to develop the lyrics for the track and it incorporates some of the important places in my music e.g. the place I had my first live gig, the place where I recorded my early covers etc. The visual is truly an extension of the song in that it translates the topics and mood of the audio into something visual. With shots of me developing the song set against the city that I live in, it is actually quite intimate'.
Confirming the promise that caught our attention in 2012, last year saw the richly resonant, gospel-bred tones of Emma Marie's come into their own as she released her debut EP, 'The Life And Truth Of Me', with Emma Marie gaining recognition from DJ's Trevor Nelson and DJ Target on BBC 1 and BBC 1Xtra, and, in particular, it saw DJ Target hand-pick Emma Marie as the chosen vocalist from his year-long 'Target's Notice Board' collaborative project to participate in a special recording session at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios.
She was recently selected as one of the artists that featured on the 2014 Soul Acoustic Tour of the U.K., which included for Emma Marie her first live show in London. Looking forward, Emma Marie is 'writing, writing and did I mention writing! I have a couple collaborations in the pipeline too that are very exciting, taking me into another phase of my music with producers in Europe and New York. I am really taking my time with them though, good music can't be rushed at all. I am also drawing together plans for the next EP that I hope to release this time next year'.