British singer-songwriter Emily Burns shares her brand new single ‘Give and Take’, via So Recordings – stream here.

“Everyday I fall for you a little more”, Emily candidly and proudly sings as the very first lyrics of ‘Give and Take’, as laid back guitar strums progress into a chorus charmed by elegant synthesisers, piano melodies and gorgeous harmonies. The track sees Emily reflect on the simplicities, imperfections and growth that occurs in a long term relationship.

Speaking on the track, Emily says: “Give & Take is about realising you’re with the person you want forever and knowing that things won’t always be perfect but that’s okay. It’s about weathering the stormy ups and downs of life together – a testament to the idea that true love is worth fighting for, even when the road ahead is uncertain. Letting a person see you in your most vulnerable, worst states and knowing without doubt, that they won’t be going anywhere. I feel beyond lucky to have found that person and I hope you love this ode to her.”

Emily has a knack for writing honest and raw indie-pop gems. In her music, earworm choruses are coupled with diaristic lyrics, her distinct storytelling – inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Julia Michaels – front and centre. Born in West Lothian, Scotland, and raised in Rugby, Emily started writing songs from a young age. She decided to pursue music properly in her teens, writing her own tunes and playing gigs, eventually moving to London when she was 18 to follow those dreams. In the capital her musical network opened up, particularly when she bagged a job on the front desk of iconic recording studio Abbey Road. Inspired by the huge names that passed through the studio, post-shift Emily would head up to the studio and record tracks, uploading them to Soundcloud as soon as they were finished and starting to build her reputation and eager fanbase.

With new music on the way, Emily Burns is definitely one to watch in 2024.

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