It’s Hard for Emie Nathan to Let Go of a “Good Thing”

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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // August 11, 2022

Having just wrapped up a string of shows with Lewis Capaldi, emie nathan is on an emotional high as she continues to navigate the evolving music industry. One of the first things about nathan that grabbed our attention is her precious–yet powerful–vocals because of her incredible range. If you haven’t already basked in the London-based talent’s discography, nathan invites you to sing along to her enthralling new single, “good thing.”

On “good thing,” emie nathan reflected,

“‘Good thing’ depicts the breaking point of a very good friendship and the agonizing moment where we decided to call it a day. And I moved home; truthfully, it felt like a breakup. What it came down to, was a difference in perspective over what we both needed from that space. We were at cross-purposes, trying to be as respectful as possible but hurting each other in the process looking for comfort in a stressful and confined string of winter months during COVID living together. Simply put, it wasn’t how I think either of us wanted it to be.”

Although “good thing” was penned about a friendship breakup, we’re convinced that it applies to everything in life that comes to an end. Layered with dynamic guitars and throbbing percussion, “good thing” sets the scene for a fantastic live performance. By the end of this melancholy anthem, nathan has us more than excited for what’s to come next. 

“I’d like to think that ‘good thing’ encapsulates the maturity behind the decision to leave the apartment and the support we had for one another in our next steps, but to me, it also speaks to the sadder undertones of losing an element of friendship and things feeling forever changed.”

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