We know we’re meant to be blasting riotous dance floor-pumping tunes as it’s Friday, but with the way the world is currently set up, we’re yet again celebrating our end of the week behind close doors and in our feels. With us needing some comfort, singer Emilia Tarrant is providing us with the perfect music with her latest single “Honeymoon Phase” – marking the first single from her forthcoming debut EP of the same name, with the burgeoning artist meeting with various producers before landing on Luke Potashnick (Gabrielle Aplin) to helm the direction.
Slowing easing us in with a smooth piano-led melody, the singer details the downfall of a relationship with crooning vocals and poignant lyricism. Building up the production near the end of the song, the singer crescendos into powerhouse vocal mode before gradually fading out underneath a blanket of piano chords.
Opening up on the accompanying video, the singer revealed, “Deciding to shoot a music video on the seaside in December is debatable, let alone barefoot! What’s worse is that it was my idea… It was around five degrees on the day; I was freezing and had numb feet for the whole three hours of shooting, but it was definitely worth it in the end! Director Alex Fountain and I wanted to reflect the song’s sense of desperation and distress through our imagery, so chaotic movement through turbulent waves and wind was perfect. The narrative scenes were less dramatic, bringing the realistic side of the subject to an intimate level for the audience. It was so fun to have my good friend Jacob Corrie act as my significant other, moving through shots focusing on different emotions that we experience going through the ‘Honeymoon Phase’; ‘we fight, we cry, we hug, we fight again’. The slow dancing scene ended up being my favourite. The bittersweet emotion of the shot captured the nature of the song and my own personal experience of the ‘Honeymoon Phase’; as if to say ‘however tough the relationship ups and downs are, in the end I love you and that’s worth fighting for.'”
Since her introduction on the scene, Tarrant has been included in six Apple Music Editorial playlists upon release, as well as being awarded BBC Introducing Solent Record of the Week – a staggering achievement this early on. Starting her career at the age of 12 writing songs, the rising star was influenced early on by the likes of Coldplay, Kings of Leon and Moby, folding these taste-makers into her intuitive storytelling. After taking a break to finish her exams Tarrant is now concentrating on her music career full time – watch this space.
Check out the tune below…