If you’re not familiar with rising pop singer, Emii, by the time this post is over, we’ll have converted you into a fan. Even if you’re not a fan of pop music. Doesn’t matter. Wanna know why? Here we go…
First of all, let me start off by saying that I (Anna) am not really a fan of pop music. I like some of it, but it doesn’t really make its way into my rotation very often. So when I came across Emii’s music, I was genuinely surprised at how much I liked it. The first song of hers that I heard was “Stilettos” and at first, I honestly thought it was just really vapid and one-note and then I realized…that’s how it’s SUPPOSED to be. It’s a song about shoes. Of course it’s going to come off as cheesy and shallow. In fact, when I asked her what her inspiration for writing “Stilettos” was, she answered, “Shoes.” So…there ya go. And furthermore, when I asked her inspiration for “Mr. Romeo” she answered, “Sex.” Can’t argue with that. And the more I listened to it, the more I loved it!
But there’s much more to Emii than shoes, sex and clever one-word answers. Based on other songs I’ve heard from her, she’s got incredible song-writing prowess and has an amazing voice. And the best part? She absolutely refuses to use auto-tune for anything. Her voice is au naturale, which I'm sure surprises a lot of people because she's pitch-perfect. And while she may have a HUGE following in Europe, particularly Lebanon, she’s gaining legions of fans in the states. I’m sure her article in the September 2012 Penthouse may have helped that along. Sadly, she appears fully clothed. But it’s a great read and you get some insight into who she really is. For example, she’s a not-so-closeted nerd! When asked about her fangirling/geeky side, she had this to say:
“Comic books - I’m a huge Marvel fan. I’m a huge science fiction fan. I grew up addicted to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek.’ I love costuming and dressing up. For a show in Beirut, I wore a Han Solo replica belt on stage in front of 25,000 people. And they all thought it was cool.” She also frequents Comicon!
|Emii, geeking out at Comicon.|
Not only is she a sexy geek, but she’s also an absolute sweetheart and 100% approachable. Are you mad crushing on her yet? Just wait…there’s more. Not only does she take multiple dance classes and works out on the daily, she also has crazy martial arts skills and puts them to use in her videos.
Wanna hear something else that's pretty fucking cool about her? When asked about her sexual orientation, she replied: “If we have to put a label on my sexuality as it stands, I honestly believe I would be more accurately define it as pansexual. It is entirely irrelevant to me what gender someone is. For me personally, falling in love is purely dependent on the quality and personality of the individual so I’m open to falling for the right person for me, whatever that may be. But regardless, I believe it is our fundamental right as human beings to love who we love. I think it is a crime against humanity to chastise people for their personal decision when those decisions have no ill-effect on society.”
|Behind the scenes of her Inked Magazine shoot.|
Emii’s building a lot of momentum and has got a lot on the horizon, including a new album coming out. Expect another write-up about her when the album is released. In the meantime, enjoy some music by Emii!
So...are you a fan yet?