Track of the Week

Emma Halpin – Orbit

5th April 2021


Everyone enjoying the long weekend? We’ve still got your Monday dose of new music to get your week going.

‘Orbit’ is the recent release from BIMM Manchester‘s Emma Halpin. We named her as one of our Women in Music to Watch on International Women’s Day. And we can totally see why. Take a listen and discover more about Emma and the track below.

What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?

I’ve had the line ‘stuck in your orbit’ written in my notes since last summer and really wanted to make it into a full song. After writing the full thing in November and finally getting to the recording and production side of things, I was really inspired to create a classic, cheesy, summer pop song, which is something I have simply always wanted to do.

Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?

At the minute I am definitely inspired by artists such as Dayglow, Victoria Monét and Easy Life. I just love the way they blend their lyrics along with the production to create immersive atmospheres for their listeners.

What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?

I think the key to my sound is just using what I have. In my productions, I like to keep my vocals clean and crisp and layer harmonies throughout to detail the lines. My sound is usually very light and almost always breezy for the listeners.

How does your songwriting process work?

With songwriting, I like to focus on certain events, people or themes. I will usually start with a line I like. That might be something I come up with randomly or sometimes I’ll even write around phrases I’ve heard my friends say that I like.

My favourite songs I’ve done usually come from the most random of places. I try not to be too particular with my words and allow them to come naturally.

Describe your sound in 3 words…

Light, Breezy, Heart-warming.

How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?

Being at BIMM has definitely allowed me to become a lot more comfortable stepping outside of my box with songwriting and pushing me to be more musically productive. In a class full of around 25 other songwriters, I often find it difficult not to be inspired to create more.

I think it’s fair to say that the people I have met while being at BIMM have helped me in so many ways to experiment with my own sound – while feeling comfortable and supported at the same time.

What’s next for you?

There are always more things to come! More songs, more videos and more projects. Songwriting is definitely something I don’t plan on stopping soon, that’s for sure!

You can follow Emma Halpin’s Music here:

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Want to discover more up-and-coming artists? Check out our past Track of the Week’s here.