NEW EP ‘AQUARIUS’
Highlight single release, ‘Rosemary’
Released May 20th 2020
“AQUARIUS”… named after her astrological sign is a befitting first EP title for Emma Tomlinson, given the subject of the songs are ‘her story’.
The sign of Aquarius is represented by the water bearer – hence the watery cover of the EP cover – but more than that, Aquarius is known to be a fervent supporter of ‘power to the people’, aspiring to change the world through social progress.
‘Rosemary’ is one of five original recorded songs from her EP and sets the tone for the entire ‘Aquarius’ EP. Written when Emma was 18, Rosemary is the perfect introduction to her musical flavour.
“Rosemary is about loving someone who you thought loved you in return, but soon found that they were playing with your head and your heart, manipulating and controlling you. It is about realising they had intentions elsewhere, that person being ‘Rosemary’.”
“I first called the song ‘Dare Do I Pray’, but re-reading the lyrics I thought the line “My lover’s got Rosemary, so sweet and heavenly”, had immense power. It means her lover always had someone he would rather be with, someone else to rely on. The next line “Dark clouds begin to stray, Maria, dare do I pray”, marks the point of anger and release. The realisation that she can do better, and that she is grateful he did that to her because she is a better person without him.”
“In regards to the rest of the songs on the EP, you will have to wait and see.”
“I hope that Rosemary is not just a song people love listening to but a song they can communicate their own story through and how it relates to their circumstances.”
Thank you to the Queensland Government Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Development Funding and Noosa Shire Council for believing in my work and helping me with this project. Another massive thank you to James North Productions for producing my work and bringing it to life, Peter Koppes for featuring on my EP and being a fantastic mentor. Travis MacFarlane for the gorgeous development of my artwork with the beautiful Blooms of Noosa and Brand House Co for design, marketing and creation of my website.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.