Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emily Hackett released the first half of her debut album, “By The Sun” EP, out everywhere now. Featuring her critically acclaimed singles “Good Intentions” and “Nostalgia”, the EP is comprised of 5 songs that are true and dear to Emily’s heart.
[By The Sun] are the songs that take full and honest ownership of who I am and how you’d meet me on the street,” said Emily in a recent interview with Ladygunn Magazine. “They all encourage authenticity and staying true to yourself and what made you, including the times you have to laugh at yourself a bit.”
Track one, “Nostalgia,” was heavily supported by CMT, earning her a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Platform, which also lead to her earning the 2018 “Artist To Watch” title by The Boot. Her second single of the EP, “Good Intentions,” was praised for its songwriting by Refinery29, and also championed by Billboard, Paste Magazine and more.
A little bit pop, a little bit rock and a little bit alternative, rising newcomer Emily Hackett is eclectic, but explicitly honest and fresh in her approach to her exceptionally distinctive sound,” states Samantha Stephens from CMT.
Recently, Emily was named one of Rolling Stone‘s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.”
Emily’s previous single “Nostalgia” was a fan favorite. The track’s official video earned Emily a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Program, where it received 6+ weeks of airplay on CMT Music…the video even made it on the fan-voted CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown, peaking at #7.
The result of Emily’s insatiable passion is undeniable. In 2013, Emily released an acoustic cover with Megan Davies of Lorde’s hit “Royals.” The response has brought in over half-a-million views on Youtube, was featured on Buzzfeed, won “Best Coffeehouse Cover of 2013” on Sirius XM and reached the final round of “Best Royals Covers” on Ryan Seacrest. In 2014 Emily won the national Belk’s Modern Southern Music Showcase where she played tour dates with artists like Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts.
In the same line, her duet with Parachute frontman Will Anderson, “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)” reached over 50k streams on Soundcloud in less than two months and peaked at the No. 4 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The music video for the single currently sits at over 21 million views. Emily’s latest single “Nostalgia” earned her a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Program, and she’s currently one of The Boot’s Artists to Watch in 2018.
There’s a compatibility between the novelty and depth found in Emily’s artistry. Her music has the power to transform listeners in a direction where many songwriters fear to tread. With her organic honesty and raw-honey vocals, it’s no wonder that the possibilities continue to unfurl for Emily Hackett.