Talented singer-songwriter Emily Warren – whose penned a bunch of tracks for our favorite pop stars (Shawn Mendes, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, etc.) – has become quite the welcome surprise in her own right this year, having already supplied us with the utterly addictive “Hurt By You” and oh-so-heartbreaking-yet-beautiful “Something To Hold On To.” But she’s not stopping there…
This week, Emily returns with yet another new track: “Poking Holes,” co-written by Scott Harris and produced by Nick Ruth.
Although she sounds lovely (as per usual) and the production is one of my faves from her yet, the most noteworthy thing about “Poking Holes” isn’t just the sound of the song itself, but rather the story about the hopeless relationship she’s singing about – which is quite honest and personal like a true singer-songwriter’s song should sound.
“Wake up in the morning/ Something’s different in this light/ It’s like everything is perfect/ You don’t know what you did last night/ Oh, you know the worst thing is/ I don’t wanna have this fight/ You’re saying that it’s not that/ You say that every time,” Emily details across the waves of synthesizers. Then comes in that sweeping chorus, which truly seals the deal: “So don’t blame the liquor/ For the things you say that you don’t mean/ The small things, get bigger/ You’re poking holes in you and me.”
Each time she hits that chorus, the song swells with more soaring vocals and more gorgeous production. And by the time she reaches that final build, Emily‘s truly taken us to pop heaven. A stunner of a song – Listen below!