Artist of the Week: Emily Merry
Where do we start with Emily Merry!! What a talent! Blending her beautiful soulful melodies over well-crafted pop tunes, she is undoubtedly a talent that is destined to go far.
I first heard Emily when we had her play at the Swansea Fringe Festival last year and I was taken back immediately. She’s got one of those voices that you want to listen to. You’re stuck in that moment with her when listening and this translates both through her live shows and through her recorded material.
This was true at our Musician’s Forum held earlier this month at Cinema & Co. After extensive chat about the music scene in Swansea and an energetic start to the live music from Bandicoot, Emily silenced the full room. After we had been encouraging people to chat and get to know each other at the forum, it was amazing to see everyone stop for 20 minutes and allow Emily to take full control of the room.
If you’re wondering where to start with Emily, head to her YouTube channel. You’ll see what we mean. With live takes of originals songs like ‘Circles’ and ‘Weather’, alongside the lovely, almost therapeutic video she’s done for her track ‘The Moon’ (who doesn’t enjoy colouring in!), you can’t go wrong. Her voice and arrangements will draw you in and leave you with chills, feeling wonderful.
Keep an eye on Emily this year – her debut EP ‘Caught Out’ is set to be released soon and if you ever have the chance to see her live make sure you do!