V Premiere: Emeryld Drops Official Visualizer For "97 gold infiniti"

V Premiere: Emeryld Drops Official Visualizer For "97 gold infiniti"

V Premiere: Emeryld Drops Official Visualizer For "97 gold infiniti"

Reflecting on her teenage years and encouraging people to accept the otherness.

Reflecting on her teenage years and encouraging people to accept the otherness.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

It all started for Emeryld when at just 10 years old, she got uprooted from the East Coast and relocated to Texas. Feeling like an outcast in her new hometown of Dallas, she found refuge in singing and songwriting, using her creative process as a source of much-needed purpose at the time. Influenced by female music idols like Patsy Cline, Fran Drescher, Sade and Erykah Bady, Emeryld mixed elements of jazz music with contemporary vocals to create tracks that explore ideologies of love, independence and youth.

Today, Emeryld is taking us on an intoxicating ride with “97 gold infiniti,” a new single anchored in a dreamlike contemplation of the push and pull of a toxic relationship. Having battled with bipolar and anxiety disorders and being typecast as ‘different’ during her teenage years, she wants to encourage her listeners to accept the otherness and offer an emotional beacon for outsiders. This is the first track off the singer's forthcoming project Time Enough, At Last slated for a release later this year.

"My first car was a beat-up 97 gold Infiniti,” Emeryld remembers. “I wrote this song about my 16-year-old self getting my license, and talking to a guy I knew was trouble. I could go anywhere in the world with this newfound freedom but when I got in that car, I was under a spell to go to him. I wanted to depict what it feels like to be in a toxic relationship for the first time — alluring, intoxicating, and seductive — and how that experience can open a pandora's box in the future. It's the first song in the project I'm releasing because that's really what I can point to that set the tone for my journey in relationships and self-discovery."

Watch official visualizer for the track below, and check out more of Emeryld's music here.

Credits: Photo by Nikos Mavro

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