On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, indie rock musician Emily at Best who writes and performs music about self-love, transformation, and acceptance has released her debut single, Most Days.
With the much-anticipated release of her song Most Days, Emily at Best made her debut in the world of digital music streaming. The indie rock song is about being able to be both grateful for being alive and fearful of the world we live in at the same time. To allow ourselves to soar in the way that we are meant to, it takes courage to work through our dark times.
Emily is a firm proponent of embracing life’s beautiful roller coaster; The lows are there to help make the highs clearer. As much as they are designed to propel us and our passions, our feet are there to keep us grounded.
Written by Emily at Best, was produced in Liam Pachler’s home studio in Boston by her close friend. Together, they turned the story of self-transformation into a dreamy, bouncy soundscape that conveys the song’s dual message. Most Days has been heard by people in Spain, the Ukraine, and the United States. The independent release is still growing and will reach 1,000 streams this week.
Emily is an accomplished visual artist who frequently conveys her thoughts, concepts, nightmares, dreams, and realities through painting and drawing. Emily’s acrylic painting of a dreamscape that corresponds to the song’s lyrics is used as the Most Days cover art.
Emily At Best
As a means of making sense of the world around her, Emily started writing music when she was 10 years old. She experienced the loss of her father when she was 11 years old. Music became an important tool for her healing at this point. Emily communicated through music and lyrics what she was uncomfortable talking about in prose. She has been able to rise above the experiences that could have held her back on this journey and intends to use them to continue growing and assisting others.
Emily suffered from stage fright as a child and considered her musical endeavors to be private because she felt extremely vulnerable in her creative state. However, Emily is ultimately motivated to share her music with the world because she has firsthand experience with the healing power of music.
Throughout high school, she continued to write music and eventually performed it, playing places like The Mint and Bar 20 on Sunset. Emily went on to Berklee College of Music in Boston after graduating from high school. She is nearing the end of her senior year and is majoring in contemporary writing and production and minoring in music technology.
Her belief that each of us is a singularly beautiful work in progress until the day we die is the inspiration for Emily at Best’s name. We are ourselves at both our best and worst. It’s not wrong to want to change. You and your low-vibration self can learn how to become the glowing, high-vibration version of yourself—you are one and the same. Emily at Best aims to support others on their own meaningful journeys and to encourage people to accept themselves at all stages of ascension, or entropy.
Emily at Best will release an EP and several new singles in 2023. Additionally, a full-length album is in the works. Listeners should keep an eye out for new music coming out in March and April. Emily and her band, which includes fellow Berklee College of Music students Jack Lewitt (guitar), Joe Tavarez (drums), Liam Pachler (bass), and Christopher Normann (keys), will keep performing live in the Boston area. She plans to keep painting, writing music, learning, and enjoying the process.