‘Square One’ is a poignant and vulnerable release from Emma Bradley

The track follows the release of the CLOUT-lauded LGBTQIA+ anthem 'Renew Me'. 

The track follows the release of the CLOUT-lauded LGBTQIA+ anthem ‘Renew Me’.

Highly-rated UK artist Emma Bradley is back again, and showing off her most vulnerable, enchanting side on new single ‘Square One’. Past releases from the artist have seen her lauded as one of the most promising talents in the region, and this just seems to grow more and more apparent as she releases more and shows off more facets of her incredible sound.

The track has a really soothing quality to it, providing a really serene and thoughtful backdrop to the artist’s confessional vocals about her inability to let go of people and situations. There is a really stark sense of authenticity and realness that always floods her work, but this track feels like the closest that the artist has come to baring her soul, delicately expressing her thoughts and feelings in a way that feels almost conversational and natural. The track is just the latest in a line of releases that showcase what a special talent the artist is, and we can’t wait to hear more from Emma in the near future.

Emma details the story behind the single, saying, “Square One is about struggling to let go of people that you have loved. We wrote the song about a memory box that I keep under my bed. It’s slightly mad but I keep little things that people have left behind to help me remember them. Sort of like a journal but in box form? It’s definitely slightly crazy haha.

I’ve always found it so hard to let go of people, even if they have hurt me and I know I need to. The song is about remembering and ruminating over those feelings. It’s also just about feeling stuck and hung up on someone when you know you need to move on but you don’t know how to.”