I just got introduced to singer / songwriter Emei and her debut EP, End Of An Era, that dropped today and I still have a smile on my face. I like having a little humor in my music but I’m not talking Weird Al funny, that gets old quick, I’m talking about Emei’s writing style that’s more authentic and based in every day life. Emei’s whole style seems based in relatability.
Whether you’re feeling like you’re not living up to your full potential, judging yourself by other people’s standards, or fearing what the future holds, Emei’s got you covered. She sings about all the universal insecurities that we all suffer from, from time to time.
Just like Emei’s lyrics are amusing and relatable to the masses, so is her sound. The EP is definitely in the pop category but it borrows from so many other genres. “Ferris Bueller” has a bit of a showtune vibe, “Trust Issues” and “That Girl” have a harder rocking sound, and “End Of An Era” has some Taylor Swift guitar work with grittier lyrics.
The End Of An Era EP is only a six-pack of songs but it left me wanting a whole case. In my gay opinion, a lot of divas have a sound that pigeonholes them into a certain sound. Emei is exciting because she takes her career in all sorts of musical directions and has fun doing it. I look forward to hearing what’s next.