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Aspiring pop/electronic solo artist Emily Wild is launching her debut single ‘Authority’ on Friday (29th March).

The 21-year-old Islander, who is known by the pseudonym ‘Emellia’, is currently completing a commercial music degree at the Isle of Wight’s Platform One Music College. As part of this degree Emily has spent the past 6 months developing her work, opening up the opportunity to release commercially viable products.

Fellow Platform One students Summer King and Jaz Connell are also releasing debut singles next week, entitled ‘Mutual’ and ‘Footsteps’ respectively.

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Degree lecturer Andy Booth, who oversees the students’ final year Commercial Projects, commented:

“This is an exciting time for all of our third-year students and releasing original music is high on the agenda. This is an extremely competitive market and we want to ensure that all of our students are prepared for a sustainable career in the music industry”.

Speaking about her debut single, Emily has said:

“I wanted my first single to be relatable because not everybody finds it easy to let go and it’s easy to say you’re over somebody when you’re not. I thought love and heartbreak would be the best way to connect with my audience, using synthetic, electronic sounds”.

The young artist, from Binstead near Ryde, has taken inspiration from the likes of Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie…

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“As I was growing up, I was surrounded by music. My Dad repeatedly listened to Elvis Presley, my auntie and Nanna were singers and my cousin worked in a studio, and so from an early age it was all introduced to me.

“When I first learnt to play piano aged 12, I would start putting words to chords and before I knew it I was writing songs – some songs super ridiculous because of how young I was! But it all motivated me and I grew with my music.

“I have always been inspired by Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin and more recently Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and Beyonce. All of these artists have such powerful, distinctive voices in song with powerful lyrics and huge choruses. Naturally it became my goal to have a similar vibe to my music”.

‘Authority’ will be available on streaming services worldwide from Friday, with another single from Emellia expected shortly.

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