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[PREMIERE] Emilia Ali – Beautiful

Emilia Ali is back with her new single “Beautiful” and it’s absolutely incredible!

Opening with disquieting atmospheric elements, Emilia’s gentle yet biting vocals immediately pull you in. From there it builds into a powerful gut-punch of melancholy and resignation with mangled sound design elements piercing the periphery and gritty vocal stacks driving Emilia’s words home.

This song is a masterclass in nuance with lyrics that perfectly reflects the specific & palpable regret of letting someone for their sake and seeing them do better with someone else. Cinderella metaphors merge into questions of baggage and trouble before settling on the heartbreaking question at the center of the song.

Produced by Bendik Moller (Salem) & Noah Longworth McGuire (Sleeping Lion), this song is driven by its starkness from its powerful & piercing vocal layers to the haunting production shimmering with darkness & tension.

“Beautiful” is beyond beautiful and sure to hit home for anyone who has experienced that feeling of resignation. This is a dark pop song with a beating heart and if this is any indication of what’s to come, I can’t wait to see what the new year brings for Emilia Ali!

In her words:
‘Beautiful’ is about a boy whom I want to make happy… but coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t the person who could make him happy is always going to hurt.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.