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Emeryld Blows Off Steam in Music Video for “Bombs Away”

Alternative rocker, Emeryld (now based in Los Angeles), is dropping bombs in her new single “Bombs Away”. “I had literally just gone through a breakup before the session,” she recalls. “’Bombs Away’ is about how I’m a repeated casualty of love bombing in relationships. I channeled that anger and frustration in the original demo vocal and it was so genuine and authentic we used it.”

Along with the new single comes a bold, sarcastic music video where we see Emeryld pushing the limits of her sanity to near-reckless levels. Shots of her playing dangerous knife games, getting tattoos, rolling around rooms and staircases in her underwear, boxing while sporting smeared makeup, and wandering city streets in search of trouble. Throughout, we see a pair of disembodied hands in white gloves messing with her from offscreen only to find out at the end that it’s her own hands giving her grief.

The track is very reminiscent of Garbage’s famous song “I Think I’m Paranoid” with plucky, melodic verses and more explosive choruses, and it works fantastically. There’s some sensual allure that seeps through the breathiness of Emeryld’s vocals in the verses that is often immediately thwarted by a louder, more furious tone that she unleashes during the choruses.

“Bombs Away” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The official music video is also available on YouTube. Watch or listen on our Alchemical Records Multiegenre Mixture Playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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