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English Singer-Songwriter Emma Gale Releases Empowering Country-Pop Single 'In, Out, Up'
Dorset songstress Emma Gale has released her inspiring new single entitled In, Out, Up .
The single marks Emma’s first release in collaboration with American songwriter Natalie Nicole Gilbert, who Emma connected with during an online songwriting retreat over a year ago. The pair wrote In, Out, Up remotely, sending drafts back and forth across the Atlantic until it was perfected.
With a catchy, upbeat sound, leaning more towards country-pop than Emma’s previous indie-folk and Americana style, In, Out, Up explores the process of dealing with obstacles that life throws at you, overcoming challenges and stepping outside your comfort zone.
The song’s uplifting message of not giving up when things are challenging, as it will be worth it in the end, is one that is deeply personal to Emma.
The track features Emma Gale’s signature vocals, and Chris Pepper on backing vocals, drums, percussion, bass, organ, piano and guitars.
Emma Gale said: “I hope that everyone who listens to In, Out, Up feels inspired and motivated to handle any challenges they come across, and that it helps them believe in their ability to create the outcome they hope for. When Natalie Nicole and I were writing the song, I knew immediately that it should be my next single because the message is so important to me.
I wouldn’t have connected with Natalie Nicole if it wasn’t for lockdown, so that’s a really positive thing that came from a tough time and feeds into the message of In, Out, Up. Life isn’t always easy and we all have to face challenges that at the start can seem almost impossible to overcome. But once we are through the other side, the sense of achievement can be so satisfying. I’m a life-long learner and this is how I try to live my life; I’m excited to share this message with the world.”
Emma began her career as a cover singer before falling in love with songwriting. She is a self-proclaimed “accidental indie folk artist”, having released her debut single Let’s See What the Earth Has to Say in April 2020 and watching the video become a viral lockdown hit. Her self-titled debut album, released in March 2022, was featured as Album of the Week on the likes of Blues and Roots Radio and in Fatea Magazine, landed her in the BAM 22 Artists to Watch in 2022, and received airplay across the UK and North America.
Emma’s previous single The Great Salt Lake was released in May 2022 to accompany an ABC book for young readers inspired by the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
In, Out, Up was recorded between Cambridgeshire’s Saltwell Studio and Weymouth. The song was mixed and mastered by Robert Eibach, a Grammy nominated artist, producer, recording engineer, musician, DJ and remixer.