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Emily Cole- 'Karma'
Review Written By Daniel Hoyt & Staff
"Karma" is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society.
“Karma” is a new indie alt-pop song by Emily Cole. It has that Soundcloud rap type style, which is really popular now, mixed with a bit of Billie Eilish. The song begins in a mixed time signature and moves into a 4/4 groove once the verse begins. The piece definitely has an electronic feel to it with the production, the beat, and all of the instruments. This is not an uncommon thing to do in this type of music, and it’s executed very nicely. The song is in a minor key and uses a few modal interchange chords throughout to create tension. “Karma” was written by Emily Cole and produced by Eddie Ferguson. Their collaboration has produced stellar results.
The song has a clear message that I believe everyone has experienced - don’t be fake with others. Many people have encountered that “friend” who turns out to just be using you for one reason or another. It’s a hurtful topic and as Cole says, “karma’s gonna get you when you least expect it.” Karma is when something bad happens to someone after they do something bad. An eye for an eye if you will, but that outcome comes from another power. Cole talks about the “golden rule” and how they have broken it. This is a very deeply personal song to Cole, and it’s something that can hit close to home for many.
Cole has a clear message for everyone to hear and a great song to deliver it with. Her vocals are radio-ready and the mix is just as polished. Emily Cole is in the alt-pop arena to stay as she delivers song after song with edge, emotion, and excellence. "Karma" is catchy, has fantastic writing, and a message that anyone who has ever felt betrayed or hurt by someone they thought was their friend can relate to.
"Karma" for Emily Cole looks like a hit song and with her honesty and undeniable talent - she deserves all the praise she is surely going to receive.
About Emily Cole
Emily Cole is an award-winning alt-pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, ukulele, keyboard, bass, and mandolin). In addition to winning a Josie Music Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocalist of the Year, Emily was selected as an emerging songwriter and artist for the Muscle Shoals Songwriter Festival in Alabama and the Mesa Music Festival in Arizona.
Emily Cole is a Texas Native, and has been in the music scene since the release of her debut album in 2015. Cole worked with Producer Eddie Ferguson, a man who has worked alongside the father of Beyonce, on her debut album, and he brought out some new sounds in Cole’s music to really make it come alive. Cole has been influenced by artists such as Billie Eilish, Melanie Martinez and Hailee Steinfeld. Her sound is like a mix between indie pop and alternative pop music of today.
Emily Cole is an advocate for nonprofit organizations and performs for vents/fundraisers to help those less fortunate. This year will be Emily’s 4th performance with the Houston Via Colori. This is an amazing street art fundraiser festival held downtown. All proceeds go to The Center for Hearing and Speech. Last year, 7,894 children received services through the Center’s programs.
When Emily is not performing, she’s in the studio recording original music. She has plans to release new music early January, 2020 and a west coast tour along the California coast is scheduled for mid-January, 2020.
For more information about Emily Cole, please visit her Website.
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