TUNE emma miller - Merry Go Round
A slight departure from her more stripped back sound, Merry Go Round marks the start of her first release under her newly founded label, House On The Rocks Records.
Layered in synth and saturated in harmonies, the live drums, bass and guitar arrangements help to create a rich and dynamic backdrop to Emma’s velvet and hypnotic vocals. Yet, there is also a grittier sound to this track. The powerful drive and self-mocking lyric mean you won’t be fooled into thinking this is another soothing singer-songwriter confession.
Emma’s idea for the song took root from that confronting place of being both delighted and jealous to see friends doing well. The honest, sometimes comic, lyric portrays the inner battle of acknowledging that you could be doing more with yourself instead of sitting back and resenting the success of others.