Indie-Pop / Pop / Singer-Songwriter
Emma Gatsby earned her stage name from her Long Island, New York upbringing. After both her parents died at a young age, the 19-year-old edgy pop singer bounced from families to boarding school before emancipating herself at 16. She then lived the life of Jay Gatsby, throwing wild parties and finding it hard to make real friends, in the very same estate that inspired the novel. At just 17 years old, she was invited out to Miami by a manager and had a revelation at P. Diddy's New Years Eve Party; Gatsby was going to pursue music full time. She released her first single "2 Steps" in July 2016, alongside a video directed by Tobias Nathan. Gatsby later that year released her second single "Young." Each song with a cool simple vibe, while her voice soars above the listener.
September 1, 2016 Her confident attitude is what inspired us to approach Emma for more insight into just how she stays “2 Steps” ahead in her daily life–in particular, 2 steps ahead of “fuck bois” such as the one featured in the music video. What we got in return were five steps that we (and young women everywhere) should remember as they navigate the crazy world of romance, love, and heartbreak.
July 29, 2016 Per usual, we’ve got your weekend soundtrack covered, which means all you have to worry about is finding your beach.
July 21, 2016 While Gatsby has just arrived on the pop music scene, it’s clear that she’s already “2 Steps” ahead of that as well.
Genre: Indie / Pop
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