Her songs are a collective that owe their origins to a conversation started between the five women on social media. The group released their debut EP ‘Los Angeles’ in 2018, creating a mesmeric collection of songs that fused 90s indebted R&B with contemporary production. Now, the group have returned with their new single ‘If We Try’, the first from their new EP ‘Toronto Vol.1’.
‘If We Try’ is a clear step forward for the group, fusing their lush harmonies with a rolling groove that recalls the downtempo details of Erykah Badu, Bonobo, and Quantic. The song was written by members Emmavie and Marie Dahlstrom and inspired by their mutual love of soul and R&B.
On the track Danish-London residing member, Marie Dahlstrom says, ´If We Try’ is about asking the person you love for a second chance. Sometimes people are quick to break relationships off when things get rough but this song is about finding strength in vulnerability. We live in a world of instant gratification and relationships can often feel replaceable. We wanted to change the narrative: you get so much more when you try.’
‘If We Try’ is the first snapshot of the groups forthcoming EP ‘Toronto Vol 1.’ an EP bursting with bold ideas and fresh sounds. It is the result of collaboration between widespread backgrounds, cultures, and musical identities with one ambitious goal: writing and producing 4 songs in 4 days. The EP moves from sun-kissed R&B to heartfelt ballads, showing the considerable range of the remarkable group.
Her Songs is comprised of Emmavie (UK), Emily C Browning (New Zealand), The Naked Eye (UK/France), Marie Dahlstrøm (Denmark) and Dani Murcia (US/Colombia). Stay tuned for more news.
Her Songs are:
Dani Murcia (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Production)
Dani Murcia is an R&B/Pop/Soul songwriter from Miami. Raised by Colombian parents in an eccentric, warm, and care-free city, and continuing her career in the more reserved, gloomy, and sped up city of NYC, has helped shaped Murcia’s distinctive soundscape. Murcia creates new worlds through lush harmonies and haunting melodies, influenced by artists like Nick Hakim, Kimbra, and Matt Corby. Her latest EP “Breaking Light” is a collection of stories about grieving her father’s suicide and searching for beauty in pain.
Emily C Browning (Vocals, Guitar)
Emily C. Browning is an indie/soul artist from Christchurch, New Zealand, Influenced by the rule-breaking melodic direction of Emily King, Lianne La Havas and Nai Palm. Her lyrical angle brushes off as conversational but will catch you off-guard with nuanced commentary, and a deeper perspective of the human experience.
The Naked Eye (Vocals, Guitar)
The Naked Eye is the artist name for French-English singer/songwriter/guitarist Francesca Hole, who is currently based in London. She describes her music as having a fusion of Jazz, Soul, Folk and RnB, and writes autobiographical songs about life experiences, relationships and overcoming hardships. Her latest EP ‘Love’s Grave’ was released in April this year and was inspired by a range of influences spanning from songwriters and poets Nai Palm, Lianne La Havas, Maya Angelou, Joni Mitchell, D’Angelo, Bruno Major and many more. The Naked Eye finds making music cathartic and empowering, and loves how you can start the day with nothing in a session and end with a song.
Marie Dahlstrøm (Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Production)
Danish, London based artist Marie Dahlstrøm is well known for her warm, ethereal jazz/soul/R&B amalgam. Following fruitful collaborations with the likes of Tom Misch and Alfa Mist, the past 12 months have seen Marie writing and producing the songs that would eventually form her debut album.
Emmavie (Vocals & Production)
Emmavie is a singer/songwriter and producer from London whose music is an amalgamation of 90s R&B and her love for digital audio experimentation. Like her music, her personal style and gender expression is fluid and free of boundaries. Emmavie has credits spawned across the world including collaborations with IAMNOBODI, Buddy, ROMderful, Jarreau Vandal, Alfa Mist, Nick Grant and Jay Prince, and has had her music featured on Oprah Winfrey’s network produced series, “Queen Sugar”. In August 2019, Emmavie was scouted by legendary DJ and Fresh Prince of Bel Air star, DJ Jazzy Jeff and flown out to his house in Delaware to spend a week making music with the likes of Mac Ayres Robert Glasper and Redman as part of the Playlist Retreat.