EMELINE Reveals Society’s Faults in “what it means to be a girl”

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // December 3, 2021

EMELINE is undoubtedly one of our favorite discoveries of 2021, and she’s nowhere near done impressing us. Establishing herself as an artist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, EMELINE often writes about feminism and sex positivity. Now 22 years old, the Rhode Island native continues to stun us with her fierce new single, “what it means to be single.”

Although “what it means to be a girl” has a painfully dark message, EMELINE’s tongue-in-cheek lyricism may convince you otherwise. Between the eerie backing vocals and chilling synths, “what it means to be a girl” is exactly what we’ve been itching for from EMELINE. Considering how dynamic her range is, we’re itching to know what EMELINE has prepared for us in the coming year.

 On “what it means to be a girl,” EMELINE shared,

“I wanted a place to put my frustrations about how women have been conditioned behaviorally in order to protect themselves from danger, and the inevitable fears that they run into while living their lives, while being very tongue and cheek about it all. I love having contrasting tones sonically and wanted to sprinkle some uncomfortable irony to drive the point home.”

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