Emily Weisband is back with a new five-song pop EP, I Call It Being Human. Through it, she explores the different stages of romance.
From Songwriter to Performer
The GRAMMY-winning artist accomplished this milestone in 2017 thanks to her song “Thy Will.” Now, she is showing that she not only writes songs but sings them, as well. She started her career as a songwriter for artists such as Camilla Cabello, BTS, Luke Bryan, and Lady A. It wasn’t until 2019 that Emily started pairing her songwriting abilities with her vocals, releasing her first solo work Identity Crisis through Warner Records.
Emily released her second piece of work last year, the Not Afraid to Say Goodbye EP, but still kept working on new music. During an interview with Music Row, the Nashville native spoke on what her inspiration for the new EP was. “We’re all inherently the same and that’s really the point of this EP. We all want to love, we want to be loved, we want to be fully known and fully accepted. We shame ourselves for the things that we experience because of that. This EP is about embracing those things fully and completely, and allowing yourself to be all of those things.”
Emily Explores Relationships and Breakups
The lead single off I Call It Being Human was “New Salt,” which Emily Weisband wrote about the feeling when she found out her ex-boyfriend was newly engaged. “I wrote the song about a hotel room experience. I was staying in New York and my ex called me at 2:00 in the morning. He was just saying everything that he should have said, he was just too late. I fell for it in the moment. I think that’s probably one of the reasons I was so pissed when I got off the phone.”
She continued, “I really let it set in the next couple of days, the conversation we had. When I got back to Nashville, I was actually writing with one of the guy’s best friends. It’s such a Nashville, high school thing. I was just venting to them about it. My co-writer, Jimmy Robbins, said, ‘Man, it’s kind of like you put new salt an old wound.’ We all looked at each other and we’re like, ‘Holy s***, we have to write that.’”
Her latest single off the EP is “Psychopath,” which she wrote about the same situation. “‘Psychopath’ is really the driving force behind the theme of this project. I had just started dating my current boyfriend and I saw on Instagram that my ex before him got engaged. My boyfriend could tell I was in a funk and said, ‘well of course you feel weird about your ex being engaged, you’re not a psychopath!’ I remember it being such a freeing moment for me. The way I see it, the world will call you dramatic, crazy, extra, too much, unstable, amongst other things for your emotions… but I call it being human.”