Emily Frith - Giving Up On Love | Song Review

 Emily Frith is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Southend-On-Sea. 

She released her debut EP last September called 'One Day' which was very country-inspired and influenced. In August 2018, Emily released a brand new single called 'Better' which she describes as 'a new chapter in her music career'. 'Better' is a new sound for Emily and from the response, she has received, it seems to have been the right choice.

Emily is currently a 'sponsored' artist for one of the top UK Country Music Blogs called 'Belles and Gals', and also endorsed by popular brand 'VocalZone'. She has also been discovered by BBC Music Introducing many times and has been titled 'track of the week' twice!

She is back with her brand new single, 'Giving Up On Love'.

'Giving Up On Love' is another song with her new sound. In my opinion, this song seems to be a mixture of up-beat song and a ballad - I really like the combination. It is also very pop-influenced, similar to her last single but still going in a new direction. The song was produced by Rees Broomfield within a local recording studio.

Everyone needs to listen to this song, it is certainly one of my favourite songs at the moment!

A combination of Emily's vocals and the production by Rees, you can hear the passion and the emotions through the song. As you will read later on, I was honoured to do a little Q&A with Emily where she talks about the song and I feel like she doesn't get enough credit for what she does.

Emily wrote this song herself, from her own observation and thoughts - delving into her own feelings and lyrics coming from her own heart. I really think smaller artists like Emily need more credit; you can hear how passionate she is about her music career and I really think she is an artist to look out for.

As I have mentioned earlier, I was able to do a little Q&A with Emily. I asked her a couple of questions about the music and herself - I think it is important to get to know both the artist and the song.

Q - What was the inspiration behind ‘Giving Up On Love’?
A - At 19 years old, I still haven't ever been in a relationship, and I think I feel I have been cheated on love, as I have never seemed to find the 'right' type of person, and when I think I have, it never works out the way I wish it would in my head, so I guess this song really expresses that & my frustration with that.
I also really love to observe people to (in the least creepy way possible haha) and wonder what it would be like to be in a certain situation. So I put myself in a position to say "if I was in a relationship, what could go wrong?" and I ended up thinking about how it would feel to be cheated on or betrayed, so the whole song really spiralled from all of those ideas about love gone wrong.

Q - What was the writing/recording process like?
A - The writing process is a very quick thing for me; I wrote the song suddenly when I came home from a day at Uni. I just sat on my bed, playing around with chords & then suddenly found myself writing the whole song. It honestly takes about 10 minutes in total. The recording process is always my favourite part though. I worked with a producer called Rees Broomfield, who owns this really cool studio in my hometown, and I spent about a week there recording a bunch of songs with him and an insanely talented friend of mine; Davey Hal. The three of us just loved experimenting with different styles and genres, and we ended up recording about 5 songs that all sound completely different from one another. I am so lucky to be able to work with such inspiring people, who let me have so much freedom over how I want my music to sound. It was honestly so much fun.

Q - I can see you’ve decided to go down a different direction with your music genre, is there any reason for that?
A - When I recorded my debut EP I think I only ever really listened to country music, and my songwriting was very influenced by that, but over the past year, I have been listening to so many different artists, genres and styles of music & I guess naturally my songwriting became much more 'pop' than ever before. I also think that this bunch of new music is my way of experimenting with what feels best for me as an artist; I am trying to find my style and sound. As I said, all 5 songs we recorded sound so incredibly different from one another, and I really can't wait to find out what my fans' favourite songs are.

Q - What do you feel is the hardest part about being a smaller artist?
A - It's hard to balance your workload. As well as being an independent artist, I am also a graphic design student at University and sometimes it's hard to manage my music career as well as get the grades on my uni work. But I have always dreamed of this lifestyle, and I am so lucky that I get to do what I do, so as stressful as it can be, the end result is always worth it.
But yes, the hardest part has to be putting all of my time and effort into promoting myself & managing myself.

Q - What’s an average day like for Emily Frith?
A - Haha it depends what day it is, but usually I'll get up around 9am, do some University work, spend some time on my social media; mainly Instagram, replying to my followers or posting new content, and then spend the afternoon working or doing something fun like going on a walk / taking photos. Then as the evening rolls around, I may write a song, or play a gig. It really depends; no day is the same for me. I don't want to live every day the same way; so I try my best to change it up a lot. But one thing that stays the same is that I do snack all day hahaha!

Q - What advice would you give to someone who is wanting to start creating their own music?
A - I'd say that as long as you believe in yourself, you'll be able to achieve anything. It's so cliche but it's so true; I once couldn't sing a single note and couldn't play the guitar well at all, and I feel like most people politely told me to stop, but something deep down inside of me just didn't ever let me give up; I had this burning passion to follow my dream no matter what, and I taught myself for so long, then got some real lessons, and now here I am living the dream I once thought was impossible to achieve.
So just be true to yourself, believe in what you're doing & never ever ever give up.

 
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Overall, I really think you should listen to Emily's new single - you don't want to miss it. I really like the song and I know you are going to as well. I can't help but nod my head or tap my fingers to the beat of the song, and that means I am getting into the song properly.

Overall Rating:
★★★★☆

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