Updated: Nov 25, 2021
ALT-POP ARTIST EMI JEEN SHARES NEW SINGLE "DARK LONELY SUMMER"
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 - Today, Montreal-based Alt-Pop artist Emi Jeen shares her brand new single "Dark Lonely Summer". Listen here. The single is a sneak peek of what's to come on Emi's forthcoming EP due out in 2022. The track was co-written and produced by Derek Hoffman (Arkells, GRAE, RALPH, The Darcys, The Trews) and is the perfect way to sonically wrap up the summer!
“Derek and I got into a writing session and felt like we didn’t want to spend another summer as we had far from people we loved," says Emi. "I arrived at the studio and had one word in mind: "canyon”. We were about to start another wave of the pandemic and I felt so far from human connections. I felt like we were digging a huge canyon and wouldn't be able to connect physically with each other anymore. I just wanted to get out of this mindset saying “And I won’t chase another Dark Lonely Summer…” In terms of the instrumentation, I said to Derek… it would be cool to do a 4 on the floor beat but alternative. To feel a sense of movement, to feel that it was a phase and that we will get out of this deepness. He nailed that one right away."
And I won’t chase another Bad Dream it’s over Dark lonely summer (we’re out of time)
Emi is known for evocative songs that showcase her emotionally raw and powerful vocals as heard on her 2020 EP The Other Side. The album included "Other Side", "Holy Water", & "No Way Out". With compelling and honest tracks, Emi has established herself as “one to watch” - Wonderland Magazine. The EP garnered buzz from Indie 88, Obsessive-Compulsive, She Makes Music, Red Guitar Music, playlisting on Apple Music's New Music Daily, New in Alternative, ALT CTRL, Made in Quebec, and Spotify's Ready To Rock. She recently released a French version of her track "Keep Me in the Dark" called "Dis-Moi Pourquoi" feat. Ragers. Listen here.
Promo Photo by Annie Diotte "Dark Lonely Summer" Single Assets // DOWNLOAD
What's The Story About Emi Jeen (pronounced M-EE GENE)? Emi Jeen’s songs tell her tale - at once hopeful and nostalgic; wistful and urgent; raw and graceful. The Montreal-based alt-pop artist is known for evocative songs that showcase her emotionally raw and powerful vocals. With compelling and honest tracks, Jeen has established herself as “one to watch” - Wonderland Magazine. Emi Jeen has spent the past five years refining her sound and finding her unique, individual style, finally displaying her self-confidence on her Debut EP - “The Other Side”. With the creative support of Derek Hoffman (Arkells, GRAE, RALPH, The Darcys, The Trews), “The Other Side” is as polished as urgent as it is to listen. The story of Emi Jeen begins in a small town of 3000 on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, QC. There she trained in opera, laying the groundwork for Emi's unique musical sound. In 2012 Emi joined girl group AKA. AKA had a song on Ubisoft’s video game Just Dance 4, which sold 8-million copies worldwide. The group toured across Asia to adoring crowds in Dubai, Morocco, Thailand and Malaysia. After travelling the world and spending time writing authentically driven music, Jeen continues to value connection and creative collaboration, leading a mission to involve underrepresented groups, such as women, in the Canadian music industry.