Here at The Lowdown, we love introducing our readers to new, up and coming talent that we highly recommend checking out. In this article, we introduce you to Emily Nash, who unveiled her electronic dance anthem 'Garden' earlier this year, following three single releases in 2021. The single has generated massive playlist support and backing from BBC Radio 1. The single combines slick vocals, fluttering synths and atmospheric breakdowns, with the track being a captivating and club-ready melodic house jam.
An immensely gifted talent, we had the opportunity to speak with Emily Nash about the release of 'Garden,' how she first got into music, her plans for the rest of the year and more. Keep reading to check out what she had to say!
You released your single 'Garden' at the beginning of the year. What has it been like for you to have new music released?
"It's been incredible! It's exciting to get new music out there, as there is sometimes gaps in between releases. I've also noticed my music connecting with fans all over the world, which is great to see. It's also started to open up some amazing opportunities for me, as my name is getting out there."
How long did the song take to come together, right from the initial writing stages?
"It came pretty fast! I make songs quickly, so 'Garden' only took a couple of hours to get the overall idea. I find some of my best music is made the quickest."
What does the single represent to you?
"It's my first single that has been playlisted on Radio 1, so it signals the direction that I want to take my music in. It also got 'Hottest Record In The World,' which was a breakthrough moment for me. I made the track in lockdown and it's great to see how far it's come."
For anyone who hasn't heard 'Garden' yet, can you sum it up in a couple of words?
"Haunting, energetic and tech house."
Going back to your roots, how did you first get into music?
"When I was younger, I played the violin and drums, and picked up the guitar a few times. I discovered electronic music production when I was seventeen when I started playing around on Logic at college. I was supposed to go to sixth form, but didn't get a high enough Maths GCSE, so I went down to my local college where I tried out a music production class. I loved it ever since then!"
Who would you say are your musical influences? Do you feel they have an impact on your music?
"I love MK, Gorgon City and Duke Dummont. They were the early producers I used to listen to. They all have this summer feel to their tracks, which I really like. They've definitely had an impact on my music, as they were the only sort of dance producers I knew at the time, so I guess they paved a way for me or an idea to follow."
Is there anything in particular you would most like to achieve throughout your music career?
"I would love a Number One or even to get into the Top 40! I would also love a track to reach ten million streams. I'd love to encourage other females to try music production and for my music to connect with more people across the world."
What else does 2022 have lined up for you that you can tell us about?
"A stand-out show for me last year was Creamfields, so I feel really lucky that I am heading back there this year. I have also been working on loads of new tunes, so can't wait to get them out there and for you to hear what I have been working on."
Is there any particular message you want to express through your music?
"The world has gone through quite a lot of challenges the last few years. I think that music has the ability to uplift people, so I hope that my music can do that."
Finally, do you have a message for all those who support you?
"Huge thanks to everyone who is listening and sharing my music. I really appreciate it. I am noticing more of the same people following my journey and I'm really grateful for that!"
The immensely successful track 'Garden' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through all major music purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster