Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

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Emily Jackson is full of Soul. This 21 year old female pop singer wears her heart on her sleeve and displays enormous vocal range. Vocal compaisions to Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lauren Hill and Joss Stone.

Biography

Emily Jackson
Bio

She wears her heart on her sleeve...perhaps more than she should. But that's the soul of Emily Jackson. The 21-year-old vocal powerhouse hails from Montclair, NJ, a community known for its diversity. This also reflects Emily’s musical tastes and influences. “As a kid growing up in the 90’s, I listened to Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Alanis Morisette, Aaliyah and of course Britney Spears. But, I also love Rap. My favorites are 50 Cent, Eminem, and Jay-Z; but it’s the beats that draw me in. I really want to work with Timbaland, The Neptunes and Kanye West. ”

It was this approach, combining street beats/hip-hop influenced tracks with contemporary melodies that describe Emily’s sound. Emily brings her own eclectic blend of urban-pop to the game and is about to take the court. She often draws comparisons vocally to Jessica Simpson, Pink, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. “I love all of them, especially Mariah and Christina. They have been the blueprint to create my own sound and direction. I also would re-create Aaliyah’s vocal stylings only to find my falsetto was a lot like hers.

Emily grew up around music, a stark contrast to the rest of her family where anything that was non-musical was the priority. Emily would always sing around the house with the stereo blasting in her bedroom. “I was constantly yelled at to turn the music down, but then I would be singing just as loud as the music. My family eventually gave up on telling me to turn it down.” Her mom has no idea where Emily’s love of music and vocal ability came from. Wherever it’s from, it’s raw, emotional and instinctive.

Onstage is where Emily comes alive and people take notice. Emily’s recent performance at BergenPAC in New Jersey opening up for Rick Springfield left the audience buzzing “who is this girl?” Her performance chops come from her pursuit of musical theater. In her senior year of high school she played the role of sultry-tawdry Evelyn Nesbit in “Ragtime”. She makes her first appearance from a swing elevated 20 feet above the stage wearing fishnet stockings, a red dress with a long slit to her thigh and black camisole. From that moment all eyes are on her. She opens her mouth, recites her lines, and breaks into song in full diva character commanding the stage. That’s the "IT" factor Emily brings to her music and permeates who she is.

A test music video was shot for “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”, a powerhouse ballad that allows Emily to showcase her vocal aptitude. Emily decided to portray a 1940’s torch singer tormented over love gone awry. The treatment places Emily in a nightclub engaged in a classic performance of the song. She combines her theatrical prowess with modern day sensibility. Urban Melodic decided to leak the single first on iTunes because the label wanted to establish Emily as a true singer and that be the first impression people get about Emily.

The song itself is about a real life situation, a recent dilemma about a guy she’s desperately in love with, yet his head is stuck in the sky and isn’t paying attention to the signs she’s in love with him. Emily finally comes to her senses and realizes she has to let it go. In conclusion she questions how love makes you act and think irrationally. “Love leaves you with all these feelings and emotions that you just don’t know what to do with them. But I’ll never give up on love.”

Emily’s life process is that of your typical teenager/21-year-old life processes engulfed in love, relationship breakups and partying. Her debut single “Yeah” is written about a house party. This combination of love changes and party seeking has created the album
“Love Hard…Party Even Harder.” The collection of songs reads like a personal journal and Emily has invited you in to read it. The topics range from the rush of meeting a potential love on “I’ll Make the 1st Move” to “Merry Go Round Da Club” an up-tempo party anthem.

"Yeah" is the first single and music video to be released for the album. The song features a rap by ATL’s South Boy who’s currently blazing down south on the mix tape circuit. Veteran music video producer Jacob Marmer, who's been producing music videos for Music Video Director Chris Robinson's Robot Films, makes his directorial debut. The treatment has Emily and a bunch of high school students taking over the high school and turning each classroom into a party. It was shot on location at Riverwood High School in Atlanta.

After graduating from Montclair High in 2004, Emily had the tough decision of grinding in New York to pursue her recording career or going to college. She chose the later and was accepted at prestigious Cal Arts outside of L.A. The experience has paid off. Now a second year theatrical major, Emily has developed into a true triple threat performer. She’s had several auditions and landed a role in pilot “Beautiful” being developed for T.V. Upon the producers hearing her voice she was asked

Discography

singles currently available on iTunes, CD baby and most internet outlets

"Yeah" feat. South Boy
"I Don't Wanna Fall in Love"

Set List

Set is typically 15-20 minutes of original material.

1) I Don't Wanna Fall in Love
2) Damaged
3) Yeah