Singer-songwriter Michael Emmerson will be releasing his debut single 'Back To You' on the 18th June 2012 via Discipline Music.
The single is written by himself and star of BBC’s hit show 'Being Human' Andrew Gower. The two co-wrote the song, after being picked out by Chris Martin, Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe and producer Steve Levine at the Make It Break It awards in 2011.
An avid composer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael has immersed himself in the art of song-writing and sees it as a fascinating form of self expression. After many years co-writing, playing in bands and performing all over the UK, he decided to go it alone writing and self producing his own solo album.
With a diverse set of influences at his disposal, he strives to write songs with meaning, using his own personal experiences in his life as an inspiration. Michael claims artists such as Coldplay, Bon Iver, The Fray, OneRepublic, Damien Rice, and Sigur Ros amongst many others have had an impact on his music making. But insists he wants to create and develop a sound of his own.
A movie fanatic at heart, Michael loves listening to film scores and claims they have also helped shape his songwriting style. "I’ve always found the emotions a score can evoke fascinating, and I think over the past couple of years, I’ve realised just how much film music has influenced my music making."
As a song-writer himself, Michael often writes from his own home recording studio where he can compose at his piano, but he takes his guitar just about everywhere with him and likens writing a song to painting a picture.
"Writing a song for me is a like creating a piece of art, you can draw on inspiration from your own experiences, whether it’s a particular place you’re in, or feelings you have at a particular time. You can express it all in a song."
Touring up and down the country Michael will be promoting his debut single ‘Back To You’ (recorded at Parr St. Studios, Liverpool), which is the first release from his debut album and will be available to download on the 18th June 2012 on itunes.