Born in Scotland and raised on the melodies of Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Pepper, Eric Clapton and Elton John, Emily Burns has had her heart set on performing since she was a child. After writing and recording her indie-pop songs at Abbey Road while completing her A-Levels, she debuted her unique sound to the world in 2016 with single “Take It Or Leave It”.
Her latest track, “My Town”, is the 24-year-old’s most stripped-back songwriting yet, as she sings about her hometown of Rugby, as well as feelings of loneliness and displacement. “Whenever I tell people I’m from Rugby, the most common response is ‘Oh I pass through it on the train’”, explains Emily. “‘My Town’ is a song about just that… people coming and going but never staying. It’s a metaphor for loneliness. It’s more than just about Rugby town, it’s about my life and my heart”.
“It was such an honour to work with some amazing talents on this video, including Theo Davies as the director. We talked a lot about the meaning behind the song… the fact that it’s not just about my town, but that it’s about my heart and the comings and goings of people through it. His take on this was beautiful, I think he’s brought it to life perfectly. The locations were stunning, the cast were incredible, the energy from the crew was tangible. It truly felt like I was living a dream the day we filmed it.”
Watch the powerful video for the track below..