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23-year-old Emilie has just completed a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, having written her dissertation on psychopaths and serial killers, and some of that darkness has seeped into the incredible and electrically atmospheric new music she’s currently writing.
Emilie achieved immediate and impressive success back in 2018 with the single “Essence of Us” – which has over 2 million streams on Spotify – and the EP Aliens. She then took the bold move as an emerging artist to devote time to her degree and finesse her music and cultivate her unique approach to songwriting. “A song might mean something different today to what it did when I wrote it,” she explains. “Evolving and evocative is how I want my songs to be. I don’t even mind being misunderstood as long as it triggers something in the listener.”
“Monogamy” is huge from start to end. Bass-y and bold, it’s dark, electronic pop with a gigantic, radio-friendly chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Adams is currently making her most powerful music and it sits easily alongside the likes of Banks, Tate McRae, and even The Knife.
Having worked exclusively with producer Benjamin Dan Ravn Fahre to hone her sound for a forthcoming EP, Emilie says the track was inspired by a specific incident – something she doesn’t always write about in her music. “There comes a point in life when it’s no longer just about school, candy and crushes,” she explains.
“The situation that inspired ‘Monogamy’ was a turning point – I was a young girl with very little experience and I think back at this moment as one of my first meetings with ‘the real world’. The whole thing was so absurd and ridiculous, which is why the lyrics are ironic and a little playful. The adult who approached me and his lack of respect for the relationship he was in, the relationship I was in, and for me as a human being blew my mind then, and to be honest, it kind of still does. That being said, I’m well aware that other people have experienced much worse, and that to be able to laugh it off was a privilege. My heart goes out to them. And this song goes out to all the assholes out there.”
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