Emilia Tarrant "I grew up in a music-loving household, so from a young age was obsessed with music"

Emilia Tarrant is a 19-year-old singer songwriter from Winchester, who started playing the piano at the age of 12 and has been writing songs ever since.Her early influences were formed from listening to her parent’s music collection around the house, playlists including Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Foals, Moby & Jack Johnson.Emilia is focusing on her music career and has recently been co-writing with other artists and songwriters.Let’s know more about her!

-What are the biggest challenges you have met in your career?

 Honestly, I think the most continuous challenge in my career has been trying to promote myself on social media. I absolutely love the different platforms, but the algorithms and trends put so much pressure on us as artists to go viral and ‘make it’ via social media nowadays. The pressure us artists put on ourselves to write a hit song too is something that is constantly on my mind. There will always be challenges though, especially when you’re trying to break through into the most popular music genre there is! 

– How was your passion for music born? 

I grew up in a music-loving household, so from a young age was obsessed with music. My family used to play bands such as Doves, Foals, Kings of Leon, Coldplay (etc) and they are still some of my favourite bands to this day. I started songwriting and playing piano from the age of 12, after randomly getting the urge to write on it, and have never stopped since! 

– What is your main source of inspiration?

My main source of inspiration for my songs is my day to day life. Songwriting has always been like writing a diary for me. Every song has come from a raw and emotional place, which I think is why a lot of people are able to connect to my songs! I write a lot about mental health too. As someone who’s always battled it, it’s something I think is really important to talk about these days!

– What does music mean to you?

Music means everything to me. I’m not sure who I’d be without it! If I’m not working, I’m writing, and if I’m not writing, I’m listening. It is such a vital part of my life and is personally the best therapy there is! Getting to release my own songs and see them connect to my audience is the best feeling though, especially when I play live. That surge of adrenaline is like no other. 

Emilia Tarrant Credit@megankellythorn

Emilia Tarrant Credit@megankellythorn