“It’s a metaphor for loneliness. It’s about my life and my heart.”
Emily Burns pays tribute to her hometown on her brand new single, My Town. Produced by Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Clean Bandit), the song – which serves as the title track from her new EP – sees the star at her most vulnerable to date.
“Whenever I tell people I’m from Rugby, the common response is, ‘Oh I pass through it on the train,'” she said. “9/10 times, people have heard of Rugby and may have stopped at the train station, but it isn’t really a place people go to visit or stay in.”
Emily continued: “My Town is a song about just that… people coming and going but never staying. It’s a metaphor for loneliness. It’s more than just about Rugby town, it’s about my life and my heart.”
Listen to My Town below.
The rising singer-songwriter won us over last year with her infectious seven-track mini album Seven Scenes From The Same Summer, which put queer romance front-and-centre to the sound of chilled out pop beats.
She returned earlier this year with follow-up EP, PDA, which features massive pop anthems such as Damn Good Liar (one of our favourite songs of 2018 btw) and Too Girl, as well as the title song and Ahead of Yourself.
Since releasing her debut single Bitch, Emily has built a passionate fanbase and has accumulated more than 20 million streams. She has also been completely open about her sexuality from the start of her music career.
“It was very important because I didn’t want it to be this big reveal at any point,” she told GAY TIMES last year. “When I was 13/14 and growing up listening to music, I was really wanting there to be somebody who was putting music out who was open.
“I was like, ‘Is this normal, how I’m feeling?’ I want to be someone who those 13/14/15-year-olds now can listen to and look at me and my career and realise that it is normal. I wouldn’t want to make a big deal out of it. It’s just a regular thing.”