EMMA MCGRATH RELEASES BRAND NEW EP ‘KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN (SILENT MINDS PT. II)’
INCLUDING NEW SINGLE, THE TITLE TRACK ‘KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN’
RELEASED VIA YOUNG POET RECORDS 17TH JANUARY
British artist Emma McGrath reveals her new EP ‘Keep Your Eyes Open (Silent Minds Pt. II)’ on 17th January via Young Poet Records. Featuring 2019’s soaring singles ‘Other Side’ and ‘Fall With You’ (which featured on multiple Spotify New Music Friday playlists across the world) the EP release also includes defiant new single ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’.
The second in the series of three thematically inter-connecting EPs, ‘Keep Your Eyes Open (Silent Minds pt. II)’ deals with issues of honesty and trust, letting go of anxieties and taking risks.
The track on the EP that Emma is most proud of lyrically, ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’ confronts the outcomes of a social media-led world, whilst also harking back to Emma’s previous EP with the line “The world is being optimised, but only for Silent Minds”.
Of the single Emma says, “In a way, social media frees us because it makes all information available, but it also confines us because it can get you stuck in a cycle of comparing yourself to others and leaves you open to other people’s unfiltered opinions”.
Emma first picked up a guitar aged 10 and has been writing songs since the age of 12. Having been by her own admission “not very good at talking”, song writing quickly became a vital means of expression: “Sometimes I feel that I have something to say, but I won’t write about it for months because I can’t quite figure it out. It brews in my head until I know how to express it”.
Emma self-released debut EP ‘The Judgement’ in 2014 and acclaim soon followed, with BBC Introducing awarding her with ‘Track of the Week’ twice over. Last year Emma released the ‘Silent Minds’ EP to universal praise, with lead single ‘Love You Better’ featuring on Spotify’s New Music Friday US playlist, trending globally and achieving over 1.8 million streams to date.
With a resounding maturity and astute understanding of the world, it’s clear that Emma McGrath has a grasp on modern life which evades most. A third EP in the series is still to come and it’s clear she has much, much more to say.
The EP ‘Keep Your Eyes Open (Silent Minds Part II)’ is released 17th January, 2020 via Young Poet Records.
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