Following the release of her debut single ‘Hey, It’s You’, Emily Laing goes back to her roots with a delicate acoustic version of the folk-tinged single. Writing with her heart on her sleeve, Laing has always had a passion for storytelling. Stripping back the production to a gentle finger plucked ukulele melody, her warm vocals take centre stage as she draws listeners in to her soothing musical refuge.
“Quarantine has been a crazy time for me. As it has for everyone! But I’ve found myself discovering what’s truly important,” says Laing. “I wanted to return to absolute basics and write as simply as possible. In a time where everything is very uncertain and frightening I wanted to release something honest and on my own rhythm. Something very cathartic about it.”
“In a time where everything is very uncertain and frightening I wanted to release something honest and on my own rhythm.”
Finding fame with a song she wrote about Christopher Chope’s controversial vote in parliament regarding upskirting, the viral video went on to achieve almost 140,000 views on Twitter alone. The sharp increase of fans inspired Laing to write short songs and upload them to her social channels, connecting with fans across her musical platform. Finding a kinship with Scottish folklore, the young artist imbues her creations with a refreshing degree of sincerity and candour, embracing life’s imperfections.
Releasing the track alongside an intimate collection of acoustic numbers, ‘Hey, It’s You’ is indication of Laing’s expert ability to create relatable narratives of love and life.
The acoustic version of ‘Hey, It’s You’ is out now, alongside three other tracks recorded in lockdown.
Listen below and HERE.