I haven’t posted in almost a month for a variety of reasons including school, holidays and my own stupidity. Basically, I’ve had a lot on my plate and also I had a dream where I uploaded a blog, and I thought that the dream was real. Oops.
Today I’m doing something a little bit different than usual. One of my favourite music artists, Emma Blackery, recently released her much-anticipated album. I’ve been following her journey and development in her YouTube videos and couldn’t wait for the albums eventual release, especially after hearing the singles. Today I’ll be ranking the songs from my least favourite to favourite. It was so hard to do this because I love each and every track on this album. I couldn’t fault any and they’re all so unique and amazing.
So, here we go…
This song is really good, and I love the chorus and the beat of it. It’s great how Emma explains through her words the development of her relationship, and how she went from pretty to petty in this persons eyes.
10: What I Felt With You
The lyrics to this song are so touching and so memorable. Any listener can clearly see how much emotion Emma must have poured into this one. She can communicate her thoughts and feelings so well with the ideas displayed in this song and it’s beautiful.
This song is so great and so incredibly sassy. Emma’s lyrics are genius and I was so impressed after listening to this for the first time. It’s also too catchy for it’s own good and I was singing it everywhere when it was first released. I thought it was super smart of Emma to release this as her first single, because it set the tone for the album quite nicely without spoiling some of the deeper and more meaningful songs.
8: Take Me Out
The lyrics are what make this song so amazing. There are certain parts which I can relate to and I think that Emma conveys really well her feelings of paranoia and fear at who might come for her. As well as being extremely catchy, this song has an amazing deeper meaning.
The music video for this song is what gives it the extra edge, for me. The song and video really show off Emma’s refusal to conform to society’s, and others, expectations of her. I think the lyrics are brilliant and the melody is so great.
6: Fake Friends
This is another super catchy one and I love the tune so much. The chorus has been stuck in my head and I love the savagery in the lyrics. You can really feel Emma’s emotion at whoever the song’s about come through in the way it’s written.
I think this song is the most creative on the album. I love the tune and the slower tempo but most of all I love the fact that it’s based on the legend of Icarus. I feel like Emma must have put a lot of hard work and effort into the lyrics so that they both reflected her situation and worked alongside the legend the song is based on. The symbolism and metaphorical lyrics in this song make it one of the best on the album.
4: Third Eye
I LOVE the chorus of this song. The melody completely compliments the lyrics and it’s so catchy that it’s been stuck in my head all week. This is one of my new favourite songs and I’ll be listening to it for ages.
3: Villains p1
I think that this song is a really great opener to the album. It really sets the tone for ‘Villains’ and introduces the whole concept of Emma categorising people as good and bad, and her list of Villains. It’s beautifully written and overall super catchy and completely mind-blowing.
2: Villains p2
I actually think that this song is the best on the album, but it’s not my top spot for reasons I’ll discuss in a moment. I absolutely adore the emotion you can hear in Emma’s voice when she sings this and I think that it closes the album amazingly. The lyrics are genius and they truly help convey how helpless things can get when you have nobody to turn to. I’ve never heard anybody show so much raw emotion in a song before like Emma manages to do in this one, and it’s so incredibly touching and makes me want to cry with her. So very few songs can do this to people and this is why I believe Villain’s 2 is so precious.
1: Burn The Witch
Even though I don’t believe it’s the best on the album, this song is certainly my favourite. I know everyone’s interpretations will be different, but when I listen to this song it feels like Emma is listing what are, in her opinion, her worst qualities. She’s admitting all her faults and laying them out for people to hear, so that she can ‘Burn the Witch’ and let go of all those things. The reason this song touched me so deeply is because recently I’ve been trying to do the same thing, and ‘Burning The Witch’ is currently one of my top priorities. That might not be the ‘correct’ interpretation, but I feel like any interpretation which can help a listener is worthwhile. Overall, I just love the personal meaning this song carries for me.
So, there was my speedy review. I STRONLY urge you to check out the album by clicking here.
Thanks so much for reading.
Sending smiles your way,