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Emily Cole - 'Unnerving'

Review by By Matt Wong & Staff

“Unnerving” is a song by alternative pop singer/songwriter Emily Cole. The song begins with a synth pad, and an oscillating synth bass. Cole’s hypnotic vocals enter on the first verse, along with percussion accenting the back beat. The song’s chorus introduces the full beat, as well as well executed background vocals which effectively emphasizes and enhances Cole’s lead vocals.

Interesting melodic synth lines can be also be heard, which provide ear candy for listeners. The chorus gradually builds, and more synth layers are introduced, which support song’s laid back and infectious groove.

The lyrics in “Unnerving,” are to the point and are about people who cause one to lose confidence. Lyrics such as “Had to cut the cord, you’re jealous, envy” and “guys like you are so unnerving” outline this problem. However, Cole also sings “I won’t let your demons take my soul,” which is about moving on. In a sense the message is that you don't have to allow someone else's issues unnerve you as their issues belong to them,

“Unnerving” by Emily Cole showcases Emily Cole's star talent. It is one of many well written and produced songs by Cole who is one of the best young independent artists in the country. Cole is not only a talented songwriter, but also an outstanding vocalist with a unique pop sound. With music like this, it is without a doubt that Cole’s success will increase exponentially, and she will continue taking the pop music scene by storm. Emily Cole is an artist to watch.

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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 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.


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