How did you come by your stage name?
Growing up, my name being Emily, I always went by the name of Em, and no matter if someone just met me or knew me my whole life, it had a familiarity to me and sweetness, so I decided to keep my birth name as my stage name.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I think I always knew and with age, it developed.. into songwriting and performing.. but since I was a little girl I always loved to entertain. I love writing and hearing music from the heart.. doing anything I do with passion and this is where I’m most passionate.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
The Divine. Lol truly g-d gave me these abilities to feel and feel the music in a way that’s my own.. of course, I’m influenced.. we all are… I love Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Carly Simon..etc.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
My current project EMbrace: Heaven on Earth came from wanting to praise feeling blessed and living in the Divine’s way.. I don’t like that it became a guilt or shame to feel happy even in dark times.. that’s where the light emerges.. so to me, this was big.. embracing the light and dark and finding the heaven on Earth the way the Lord intended..through having a relationship with the Lord and those close to us.. we find peace and joy every day. In the sense that there is heaven to be had on Earth and anyone can seek it and ask if they shall choose and the extraordinary bliss to be had after you do come to the Divine.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My greatest challenges would be doubting myself, listening to other people too much, and being too quick… I have to exercise patience daily. My work ethic is very important… I love what I do so I’m always doing it and thinking of it… I feel I give my all to my craft and expect that back from the others I work with… I care… I think about the details… I want it to sound right… I put my soul into it and make sure my team around me does the same.
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans are to release a beautiful Christmas single and start recording and releasing the singles off the new album EMbrace: Heaven on Earth.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Too many to count.. first and foremost, G-d. Any angels that have guided me along the way.. my mother’s friend who is a saint. Chris Young who brought my music to actuality. Michael Sutton, for hearing the music in its entirety and soul and believing in it. My mother for being the rock and support whenever I didn’t believe in myself.. and anyone who has been listening along the way and healing from the music.. that’s why I do what I do
How can fans find you?
They can find me on my website:
They can also find me on Instagram since I’m always posting:
and youtube as well:
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Follow what the Divine leads you to do. follow your heart.. don’t let too many people get in your head.. you can take from people and weigh it out. but don’t hang onto the negative.. take criticism and grow and move forward. love what you do always, feel blessed, be ready to receive and if you stay in that mindset.. watch how life turns around.