Introducing: Emma McGrath

Emma McGarthAt age 18, London based singer-songwriter Emma McGrath has already been writing songs for 6 years. It's almost hard to believe that at the tender age of 14 she self-released her first EP The Judgement. It's an incredibly well-rounded record in terms of songwriting and production but its McGrath's wonderful tone and melody that leaves your jaw fully accessible to flies, as if you've just seen a UFO.

Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before the airwaves got hold of her, thanks to 2015 single "Sit With Me". Championed by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 2, this game-changing kind of exposure lead to her wrapping up 2015 by being awarded the PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize. Subsequently, while working with various writers and industry wigs to hone her sound, the foundation gave her a Women Make Music grant for which McGrath is using to record her first mini album: Silent Minds.

Her latest release "Love You Better" has had a helping hand from Grammy award winner Jimmy Hogarth, whose writing credentials include Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few. Emotion and atmosphere keep the track on point, as a beautiful finger-picking riff sits comfortably among the synth and modern pop production. It’s the first track to be taken from Silent Minds, set for release on 13th April 2018.

Known for playing highly intimate sets, some wonderfully stripped back versions of her songs can be found on YouTube; including sessions for BBC Introducing and Balcony TV. Ahead of Silent Mind's release, she'll be touring the country throughout February. Having begun her musical journey at a young age she has excelled in impressing all the right people to be given such exciting opportunities, and you get a real sense that everything before has led to this release and tour; so worry not whether she'll make it or not. She's got this.

Find out more about Emma McGarth on Facebook and listen to new single "Love You Better" below.

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2 Responses to “Introducing: Emma McGrath”

  1. Georgia Greene 31/03/2018 at 9:57 pm #

    Thank you for this fantastic review! I love Emma McGrath now, especially the lyrics and her voice.

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