Emmeline Announces Single, "Stop The World"
“Stop The World”, the new single from Dallas pianist Emmeline, rages with determination to rise out from the dark hollows of life before the loss of hope caves in. The single cathartically speaks to those feeling overpowered by life’s demons and reclaims complete control. “Stop The World” symbolizes both defeat and conquest, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. The track combines deep, descending bass lines with vivacious piano and electric guitar melodies. The single is from Emmeline’s upcoming album, RISE, which will be released March 15.
“Stop The World” does not merely settle for survival, but dares to reach for a greater purpose as Emmeline emphasizes the power of choice. The single is sympathetic, yet fully charged with self-sufficiency. Emmeline’s spirited vocals stretch across the track like an arrow grips the strings of a bow, poised to strike its target. Electric guitars propel the song forward with similar precision. Layered vocals call out in the chorus, elevating the moment to the highest peak of sovereignty. Fervent percussion and piano accompany the vocals on an uphill climb. “Stop The World” understands that life’s incessant curveballs don’t mean a home run isn’t possible.
Each song on RISE sings with its own distinct voice. The discoveries are endless, and the listener hears different stories each time a track is explored. Extensive production sets the album apart from Emmeline’s previous releases. Like “Stop The World” the instrumentation on the album builds and grows with an outpouring of emotions in times where one feels like they are truly being tested by the world. Five years in the making, RISE wasn’t completed without hindrance. Finishing the album felt like spraining an ankle in the last seconds of the race and limping determinedly towards the finish line. This perseverance permeates every track and ultimately inspired the album’s title. Emmeline states, “This record is about getting past your pain by working through it and realizing that there is so much joy on the other side.”
RISE Track Listing
- If You Can’t Love Me
- On Your Side
- Stop The World
- Lead With The Hands
- I Will Wait
- Something More
Emmeline is a singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas who began her career as a pianist at age four. Her extensive classical training is what has her acclaimed as a "piano-centered Joni Mitchell" by Dallas's revered Ghost of Blind Lemon. Having honed her live skills in venues such as Dallas’s legendary Opening Bell Coffee, and the House of Blues, Emmeline has developed a stage presence as intimate and personal as the stories told in her musical repertoire. Consisting of four EPs, Early Morning Hours (2010), Someone to Be (2011), Ramblings and Rarities: The Live EP (2012), Beautiful Scars (2013,) and her upcoming album, RISE, out March 2019, Emmeline writes or co-writes every song under her name.