Meet Emily, 19 years old, from Newcastle, UK.
“I'm Emily, a Marine Biology student, surfer and massive lover of both playing and listening to music. Making playlists is also a huge love of mine- whether it be for finding new music or reminiscing of old favourites ”
I'm 19 and currently living in Newcastle Upon Tyne for university- but I come from a little farm in North Devon, in the South West
What is the soundtrack to your life?
It would be impossible to pin it down to just a few tracks or albums, but everything for me has always stemmed from spheres of either Indie/Alternative, Hip Hop and Jungle/DNB. My Dad has always played a massive part in my life musically through listening to his old CDs and vinyls. We've always related musically and he's shown me so many amazing bands I love to this day, which helped me explore even more music from those recommendations. Jungle and DNB is something I've explored myself however, going to amazing events, festivals and free parties has enlightened me to a totally different sound which I love equally. It makes me so inexplicably happy, both the music itself and the memories attached to certain songs.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Anything that involves jump up, mumble rap or the current UK Top 40
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
On the surface, I'd say definitely music- as I always find it is the music itself that makes me happiest, however there's nothing like those couple lines in a song that speak to you and speak volumes about the musician. There's a certain vulnerability about lyrics that I find so admirable and interesting that cannot be ignored.
I can hardly choose a favourite genre ahaha (not sure if that's because I'm super indecisive or because I spend way too much time listening to music) but always have a massive love for Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Gardna, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Chopstick Dubplate- to name just a few before I go on a tangent aha
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Thom Yorke for sure, my biggest and lifelong muse- I am just in awe of his music and would love to just have a conversation or jam with him
My last concert was incredible! Saw The Streets for the first time which I'd wanted to for years and made my crowdsurfing debut aha