“I absolutely love writing because it has shown me how to channel the negativity from painful or difficult situations and turn them into something beautiful, as well as capturing the happier memories and bringing them to life through melodies.”
Finest fresh female pop catchy tunes are coming from the young American singer and songwriter Emily Vaughn, who with the song Hollow has recently released her debut single. The very personal song is all about realizing not wanting to waste your time on an empty relationship. Besides chatting about that we discovered more about her ambitions, fondest childhood memories and growing as a person.
“Emily,19 singer/ song writer,wandering.” Is what can be read on your Instagram profile. What are your ambitions as a singer and song writer for the next – let´s say 5 years?
Well as of right now, I’m traveling back and forth from Florida to LA and recording my EP. The goal is to release it and play those songs on a tour, then work on the full length album! It’s such an amazing feeling to get to do what I love whilst working towards what the next 5 years (or so) of my life will look like. I’ve never been so motivated and excited for the future.
And where do you think you will wander with your life?
I can’t really see myself ever fully emerging out of music, even when I’m done releasing my own and I’m settled down, I know I’ll still be writing, playing, singing and hopefully writing for other artists! I’m incredibly blessed to say that my passion is also my career, so I’m putting everything I have into it at this point in my life. I view life as a journey and I’m excited to see where it takes me.
“Although 2015 has just begun, I already feel like i’ve grown so much and had so many valuable life lessons. I see each new day as an opportunity to grow as a person as well as an artist. “
You are from a small town in Florida. Tell us your fondest childhood memories from there.
One of the best things about growing up in the sunshine state was living in an open, breezy house with my small but wonderful family of 4. (My mom, my dad, my sister and I) I’ll always remember it for having lots of windows and music from one instrument or another constantly streaming through them. My fondest memories were really just spending time with my incredible friends & family and building relationships that will last a lifetime.
In your songs – what do you like to write mostly about?
I often use music as a way to express certain feelings or emotions that I wouldn’t likely verbalize. So I cover a lot of subjects when I write, but lately I’ve been writing about relationships, desire, love, pain & other vulnerable emotions. I absolutely love writing because it has shown me how to channel the negativity from painful or difficult situations and turn them into something beautiful, as well as capturing the happier memories and brining them to life through melodies.
Your Musical influences?
I have an extremely wide variety of musical influences, but lately I haven’t been able to get enough of female vocalists such as Daughter, Banks, Lorde, Tove Lo & Taylor Swift. I also catch myself listening to a lot of R&B artists such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean & Drake, so for my personal sound I like to vary in-between alternative pop with a hint of R&B.
I really like your song “Hollow” –you said the song is very personal to you. Can you tell us more about why it´s such an important piece to you?
Oh, well thank you! I think it’s important to me for several reasons, one of them being that it was my first release, and because it’s an extremely vulnerable song that I think a lot of people can relate too. I wrote it when I started to realize that I didn’t know where I stood in the relationship I was in. I was giving all of myself to someone who couldn’t offer me anything. I remember wondering why I was letting someone who didn’t know what they wanted enable me from doing what I wanted. I realized that I refuse to waste my time on an empty relationship with someone who doesn’t have the same intentions as I do, and from that, I wrote “Hollow.”
Whats the best lesson 2015 has taught you thus far?
Although 2015 has just begun, I already feel like i’ve grown so much and had so many valuable life lessons. I see each new day as an opportunity to grow as a person as well as an artist. I think 2015 has taught me not to limit myself from doing something because it may seem out of my reach. This time last year I never dreamed that I’d be where I am today, which motivates me to make each day better than the last and work as hard as I can to fulfill my aspirations!