The future looks to be incredibly bright for Brisbane girl Emma Louise, whose beautiful pop melodies have literally shot her to success over the last 12 months.
Her debut track, 'Jungle', literally threw her into the Australian music limelight last year, and she released her debut EP 'Full Hearts And Empty Rooms' just months later. Now she's busy working on a debut album that’s due for release early next year.
Emma was able to take a well-earned break from record duties a few weeks ago to take part in the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, a four-day showcase for emerging artists from around the world.
“I was over there for like two months, so I had lots of time to think and to write and I made some good friends ... I think I played seven gigs in three days which was interesting. I didn't actually get to see too much, because I had a few gigs a day.”
Releasing an EP, writing a new album, and signing a record deal all in little more than 12 months is no mean feat. But it's little wonder given Emma’s self-acknowledged hunger and drive.
“I'm just very focused on working 100 percent towards releasing my album. I think in the beginning I was like 'oh shit ... I should be writing pop tracks' and, you know, that kind of put me in a writer’s block. And then I realised, if I'm going to be doing this for my life, as a long-term career, which is what I'm aiming for, I just had to do what I want to do … So I'm really excited about the album.”
But before she completes the finishing touches on her debut longplayer, she'll be performing at the final instalment of Prado Up Late, where she can't wait to get back in front of her home crowd.
“[It will be] my first show with the band in a while, and I'm really looking forward to it, it'll be good fun. [Expect] lots of songs from the new album that will be released next year, and the full band, and lots of smiles.”
Emma Louise plays Prado Up Late at Queensland Art Gallery Friday Nov. 2.