It’s said the best singers wear their hearts on their sleeves and this is certainly true of 21yo folk-pop savant Emma Charles. Blending acoustic Americana vibes with savvy electronica soundscapes, Emma’s voice is a compelling vehicle for her lyrical tapestry of heartbreak and hope.
Growing up in tiny Westport, Connecticut, Emma was deeply influenced by Carole King and Joni Mitchell. She soon spread her wings, earning a vocal scholarship at prestigious Berklee College of Music. Since graduating Emma has thrown herself into live performances, including with mentor Paula Cole.
She also spent much of this year on national tours with Howie Day & Tyler Hilton, announcing herself as the act to watch in 2019.
Her debut single “Comfort In The Chaos”has garnered glowing reviews and is on its way to 30,000 streams. Emma has been interviewed for The Huffington Post, Buzzbands.la and Voyage LA. She is currently working with Uber-producer Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, SHAED, Ashe) and her debut EP will be out later this year.
Vocals, Songwriting / Emma Charles
Producer / Doug Schadt
“Folk-pop’s Emma Charles Navigates the Complexities of Competing Emotions in ‘Scorpio’” (Premiere)
By Jonathan Frahm from popMATTERS
July 29, 2019
“'Scorpio' is about finding the right balance in my life and how to navigate competing emotions – something I think many can relate to."
“Video premiere: Emma charles, ‘Comfort in the chaos’
November 14, 2018
“Comfort in the Chaos,” the new single from Emma Charles, proves a starkly alluring memorandum to stay centered when the world seems to be screaming at you in all capital letters.“Life and Work with Emma Charles”
“Craft beer, frozen cocktails and Emma Charles at High Tide DTLA”
By Downtown Weekly
July 31, 2019
“To celebrate the release of her new single “Scorpio”, Emma will headline the August 3 inaugural Songbird Sessions, a series presenting emerging female artists curated by women.”
“Life and work with emma charles”
April 29, 2019
“In order to be a songwriter, in my opinion, you really have to know yourself and it is very hard to do so at such a young age, but I have found that putting my anger and frustration into my songs works as a type of therapy, helping me deal with the loneliness and artificiality of the music industry.
‘Scorpio’ Live at Bedrock LA
‘COMFORT IN THE CHAOS’
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