Popdose is happy to start the week by sharing and showcasing this beautiful, stripped down new single from singer, Emma Charleston. “Falling,” captures both the angst and the optimism of an extraordinarily gifted musician in an overly saturated market. The Westport, Connecticut native is currently based at the prestigious and intensely competitive Berklee College of Music; multi-instrumentalist Charleston delivers a dreamy ballad of a tune that touches on themes of self-doubt, determination, and individuality.
According to Charleston, “Falling” originated in the rough and tumble world of a challenging Berklee classroom: “I wrote this song after an exceptionally difficult day of classes. It was a day that pushed me as both an artist and a person. I went through the day feeling like I had to compare myself to other aspiring artists.” With feelings of self-doubt creeping in, Charleston allowed herself to express her feelings in a way that was both musically and emotionally healing.
However, as the songwriting process evolved, “Falling” turned into a hopeful ode to persistence and self-confidence: “In the end, “Falling” became a song about finding yourself in a world of people just like you. It’s an urgent reminder that you have to retain your individuality and find your own way.”
Give this a listen; it will make you think.
“Falling” will be available digitally on Friday, February 17, 2017 via iTunes, Spotify and other online services.