What’s up Warriors and today I’m going to be looking at a new artist called Emile and his new track “Pale Imitation“
Before we carry on let’s get a little background info.
Emile is a UK born indie-pop artist, based between London, Berlin and Copenhagen. At the age of 18, he re-embracing his childhood love for pop music and began working as an engineer at the renowned Kensaltown Studios in London, where he met his current writing and production collaborator Flo Reutter. Having cut his teeth for several years under the watchful eye of producer Martin Terefe, Emile soon found his own voice in songwriting and poetry.
Using his experience from working sessions with artists such as Jamie Cullum, Aloe Blacc, James Blunt, Jamie Woon and Billie Marten, he struck out on his own to pursue writing as a full-time endeavour, recording his own demos at home. He relocated to his father’s childhood home of Copenhagen and began playing in various bands as a guitarist and songwriter, touring across Europe with a hardcore punk band for a year while starting to compile material for his solo project.
Emile’s say on Pale Imitation
“I wrote Pale Imitation in the early hours of the morning in my apartment. I have trouble sleeping sometimes, and I tend to write whenever I’m feeling restless. The song more or less wrote itself, I think it was my way of looking back on the past few years of my life and realising that I’ve never really reflected on my transition into adulthood. I’m not yet sure if the song is a celebration of where I am in my life, or if it’s a mourning of the child that I once was. Most likely, it’s a little bit of both.”
“The song was actually written as a down-tempo acoustic guitar track. I went to Berlin to record it with my producer Flo, and we very quickly realised that a fast energetic vibe would work better for the song. We were listening to a lot of The Postal Service at the time, and I think that subconsciously, that had a really positive impact on our decision-making process in the studio.”
My View on the Song
So from listening to the song, it’s very fast, punchy and upbeat and has a catchy tune that gets stuck in your head after a few listens, the vocals are nice and clean and very well sung within the song. The beat in the song has been mixed and mastered very well giving this a top-quality recording and single release.
This song has only been out a few days now (Being released on the 17th April) and after listening to this about ten times it definitely deserves some radio play as every time I listen to I notice someone new within the song or something I missed the last time I listened to it but also in the times we are experiencing at the moment we need upbeat songs to keep us going.
So much so I brought the song myself for my playlist.
Emile’s Social Media Links
Let me know what you think in the comments section!