Whether you realize it or not, chances are you have heard Emily Warren’s music before. The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum songwriting genius has written songs for numerous high-profile pop artists, including The Chainsmokers, Sean Paul, Shawn Mendes, Melanie Martinez, and Frenship. So, it is little to no surprise that Warren’s own music radiates such a powerful degree of artistic sincerity and vividness.
Warren’s latest release, “Something To Hold On To,” is a piano ballad that finds its strength in its authenticity and straightforward nature. Warren manages to create a sense of atmosphere fueled simply by the emotive richness of her voice and the force of her songwriting, resulting in a gradual build into an undeniably pristine climax during the second verse. The emotional element is clear and present during every moment of “Something To Hold On To,” thanks in large part to how present Warren is thoughout the track. Regarding the inspiration for the song, Emily recounts,
“At the time I was dealing with a lot of anxiety, and watching my boyfriend smoke cigarettes when I felt like he was the one tangible thing in my life that I could rely on and hold on to, was something that hit me pretty heavy.”
The result is a stirring anti-smoking piano ballad that is moving in its emotional honesty and compelling in its musical prowess.
Listen to Emily Warren’s “Something to Hold on To” below: