Emmy Meli has released her debut seven track EP Hello Stranger.  Each track represents a particular year of Emmy’s life, telling a coming-of-age tale.

The artist recorded Hello Stranger with production collective Some Randoms.  The EP incudes the track Aura which features a collaboration with rapper Baby Tate, telling of self-discovery and personal growth.

Speaking about the track, Emmy Meli said, “Aura is a song for the people who glow from the inside out. Whose beauty and effervescence turn every head in the room because they shine in such an inexplicable way. It’s for those who’ve grown into exactly who they’re meant to be because they stay true and everyone can tell. If a song could smell good, it would be Aura.”

The EP lands after the R&B pop singer went viral in late 2021 with her self-love mantra I Am Woman and opening for the likes of Fletcher and Hayley Kiyoko as well as performances at Lollapolooza and Firefly Music Festival.

The soundtrack to her youth included the jazz greats Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as more contemporary artists like Lauryn Hill. By high school, she was recording her songs and secretly releasing them on SoundCloud. Her parents convinced her to go to community college, but shortly thereafter Emmy transferred to the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, and then once the pandemic hit Emmy dropped out. Instead, she focused on what she had wanted to do all along: write and record her own songs while she simultaneously worked three jobs to make it happen.

image of Emmy Meli courtesy Ashley Osborn