Emma & the Idles are a London based group delivering powerful indie pop, driven by the explosive vocal strength of the lead singer, Emma Withers. The band formed last year to really expand Emma’s sound. This new single from the group, ‘Ride or Die’, makes a solid debut.
The song begins with western style guitar, setting a sensual ‘twilight’ scene, narrated by the intimate energy of Emma’s voice. A romantic standoff is kick-started with heavy beats and wavering electric guitar in a chorus full of fire. Emma sings dangerously of love with a similar daring female strength to Lana Del Rey, but with a sound more powerfully matched by what Emma would describe as ‘Jessie J meets Joan Jett’. Listen below!
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