First taste of distance in young love calls for an immeasurable dosage of pain not yet understood. NYC alt-pop artist, Emmrose, shares these sentiments on “Take Me With You” and the natural course of being in love. Aptly taken from her upcoming debut EP, Hopeless Romantics, due March 20, Emmrose’s sage lines are met with a universal dismissal of logic when it comes to emotions.
For the sixteen year old, the track reads a little beyond her own years (“Forever means nothing, it’s empty most of the time”), yet is still youthful in its candor (“Take me with you, I’d love to go”). It’s innocent and demeanor fall in line with the stream of “sad pop” that have stormed the airwaves to the likes of Lana Del Rey.
The alternative pop licks are slightly dark and emerge with a prominent piano and acoustic lead. Nighttime twinkles, low guitar strums and a breathy plea aim to bridge the distance felt by Emmrose.
“Someone who I care about a lot went away for the summer, I felt really lonely without him,” Emmrose said. “The lyrics of the song make me sound almost like a stalker, but I heightened the sound of my emotions in the lyrics.”
The artist’s openness on “Take Me with You” speaks on Emmrose’s songwriting more than being in love. What was written fairly quick in the studio last summer with her producer, Emmrose’s stitching from inspiration to completion anticipates further releases from the growing artist.