Emma Webb is an indie, folk, pop singer/songwriter living in Bristol, UK. Known for her distinctive style of acoustic pop, Webb has been influenced by an array of music and genres, and is particularly passionate about 90s artists such as Alanis Morissette, The Corrs, The Beautiful South and Natalie Imbruglia, whilst also being lyrically influenced by songwriters such as Paul Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. With new single out, 90s Playlist, Webb spoke with The Fountain about the new music and expectation for the rest of the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from 90s Playlist?
It’s a bit of Folk-Pop storytelling, with clear vocals and guitar. My single revolves around two friends and my relationship with one of them through the years. The main memory that I sing about in the chorus is our road trip when we went on holiday, and we listened to 90s music all the way, singing out and laughing and just having a fab time together! I really cherish my friends and felt inspired to write about them!
TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?
With a cheeky quote! ‘You and us and a 90s Playlist…’I think that sums it up really, people can definitely relate to that haha!
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Lots and lots of stuff is happening behind the scenes which is really exciting! I have an EP coming out at the end of this month (February) and a single out at the end of March, which I’m currently working on and hopefully more releases after that and some live opportunities if safe to do so in the Summer! Festival gigs would be amazing!! But let’s wait and see haha!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Well, my absolutely favourite venue has to be the De La Warr Pavilion in my Hometown Bexhill.On.Sea. East Sussex. I now live in Bristol, which has so many great music venues, with a fair few of the smaller ones closing because of this crazy year of Covid, which is so sad! I love the live music scene in Bristol, but the De La Warr in Bexhill holds such a huge place in my heart, I performed there so many times when I was younger and dream of doing a UK Tour and hitting up the De La Warr with my original music at some point! That’s a little pipe dream of mine that might one day happen! Fingers Crossed! In terms of the next place to gig, I ain’t fussy! When it is safe to do so, I will perform anywhere and everywhere please and thank you! Haha!