Nashville newcomer and country/pop artist Emily Hackett released her brand new throwback single “Nostalgia” August 11.
The single, co-written by Steph Jones (Disney Music Publishing & Big Deal Music) and Mike Reaves (Universal Music Publishing) is Emily’s first release since her 2015 release The Raw EP and her 2014 collaboration with Parachute’s Will Anderson, “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)”, which currently has almost 2 million streams on Spotify.
“The song looks backward lyrically, but the arrangement is purely contemporary, creating an interesting musical juxtaposition.” – Taste of Country
“I loved the guitar loop we wrote it over,” Emily explains. “I couldn’t put a finger on it. It was just the way it sounded, I felt like I was in a scene from high school or something. It was nostalgic. But then I thought, what if we personified nostalgia? What if we gave that feeling a life? I said those first few words, ‘I’m the red balloon at the carnival,’ and next thing we knew it was 1AM and we had this song we were all obsessed with.”
“Nostalgia” is available now on all digital platforms and retailers:
Stream “Nostalgia” on Spotify here: http://smarturl.it/nostalgiasingle
Emily will be performing at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on September 19th at 6pm. For tickets and more information, please click here. For additional tour dates, please visit http://emilyhackett.com/.
About Emily Hackett
Emily Hackett speaks the truth. The singer/songwriter raised in Atlanta, GA pulls these emotions into her music, stirring in an authentic blend of self-deprecation that is both unique and refreshing. What poises her against the rest of the soul of fiery artist ready to light up the stage, all the while still as honest as her southern roots.
The result of Emily’s insatiable passion is undeniable. In the last few years, Emily has made a splash in the music scene releasing two EPs – As It Comes and Fury, Fear and Heartbreak. In 2013, Emily released an acoustic cover with Megan Davies of Lorde’s hit “Royals.” The response has brought in over half-a-million views on Youtube, was featured on Buzzfeed, won “Best Coffeehouse Cover of 2013” on Sirius XM and reached the final round of “Best Royals Covers” on Ryan Seacrest. In 2014 Emily won the national Belk’s Modern Souther Music Showcase where she played tour dates with artists like Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts. In the same line, her duet with Parachute frontman Will Anderson, “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)” reached over 50k streams on Soundcloud in less than two months and peaked at the No. 4 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. THe music video for the single currently sits at over 10 million views.
There’s a compatibility between the novelty and depth found in Emily’s artistry. Her music has the power to transform listeners in a direction where many songwriters fear to tread. With her organic honesty and raw-honey vocals, it’s no wonder that the possibilities continue to unfurl for Emily Hackett.
For more information about Emily
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