Discovery: Emili

Emili is a 20-year-old jazz singer songwriter from Connecticut, USA who explores apprehension about her future in new track On and On.

By Graeme Smith

Though On and On was written last summer, it feels quite appropriate for a world in lockdown. The feeling of being trapped physically we’ve all felt recently is mirrored by Emili’s feelings of being trapped artistically. She describes it in detail, with authentic frustration that garners genuine empathy.

Emili’s career took off early when she placed third in Chinese Idol at just fifteen years old. Now studying at Yale in the States, it’ll be exciting to see how her sound develops. There is already a lot to admire and I get the feeling the best is yet to come.

Check out On and On below.