Finding her influence in top female artists such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Bat For Lashes, Emily Watts is back with her second EP this month following the huge success of her first. Releasing through her own label, she’s a woman who clearly knows what she wants, and has an incredible talent to share with the world. Writing over the past couple of years and using her experiences of life, love, fear, and loss, Emily’s EP includes the singles Where Are You Now and Wait For You, as well as the three new tracks Fires, Resting Place, and Island.

Emily Watts is back with her new EP / Credit: Natalie Dawkins

Emily Watts is back with her new EP / Credit: Natalie Dawkins

To celebrate the release, we caught up with Emily for a little exclusive! Here, she shares 14 things she wants all future fans to know about her! (And win a copy of her new EP by clicking here!)

  1. I used to play bass and sing in an indie-rock band when I was in my teens.
  2. My biggest regret is stopping violin lessons – coincidentally when I joined the band!
  3. My favourite drink is a gin and tonic – in a balloon glass with lots of ice!
  4. One of my favourite places to visit in the UK is Lindisfarne, which inspired the closing track Island on my new EP.
  5. I can tap dance.
  6. All my music is released on my own label, Beautiful Town Records.
  7. My favourite song is Blue by Joni Mitchell.
  8. I co-wrote Signs by Alex Maxwell with Alex and Gregor Philp from Deacon Blue, released on Hollywood Records/Polydor.
  9. You can follow me on all my socials @emilywattsmusic.
  10. My favourite city is New York.
  11. My first EP From The Blue was inspired by an artistic residency in a Beach Hut in Whitstable.
  12. I founded my own music promotions collective called Beautiful Town Music and promote live music gigs in Kent.
  13. I spent the first seven years of my life living in Tottenham so I support Spurs!
  14. I believe singing is good for the soul and I lead songwriting workshops and community choirs.

Emily Watts’ new EP All These Years is available now.

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