From Lexington, Kentucky, Bradley Scott Walden (vocals), ER White (guitar), Jordan Stewart (keys), Matthew Marcellus (guitar) of Emarosa enchanted the crowd at Warped Tour with songs from their new release, 131. Even though the album has been out a short time, the audience sang along with Walden as he leapt from the stage to perform in the crowd!
It’s the best yet. Emarosa is proud of the new record, 131, and agrees that it is their greatest musical achievement so far. Music is a chance to learn as they go, finding opportunities to master new skills and knowledge at different times. Listeners are drawn to the new elements Emarosa introduced on 131, and have a very personal connection to it. Towering melodies combine with sultry, yet powerful clean vocals, and heartfelt lyrics to make 131 a fan favorite. With more creative control on this album, Emarosa is quick to point out that their music is a collective effort, in that they all work together to capture the essence of each song.
It means what you think it means. The music of Emarosa is open for interpretation. Each listener can relate to a song and find their own meaning in it. Walden explains. “A lot of our songs are very much left up to interpretation. So, your interpretation is going to be the right one.” More than just words, each song is compelling in what it means to the listener. From songs that tug at your heartstrings to music that makes you want to jump up and down, Emarosa has what you are looking for.
Take care of yourself. Lyrics from the song “Helpless” say, “If your body’s broken, love/Your heart is helpless” and are portrayed in the video as a person being controlled by a puppet master. We often forget the physical toll our actions take and the repercussions associated with them. To me, it shows how important it is to take care of yourself, so you will be able to take care of the people you love.
Clearly a festival favorite, the combination of a spectacular live performance and stunning new music is irresistible. Signed to Hopeless Records, Emarosa is a show you have to experience on Warped Tour this year!