Good Enough", released this past November, Emerald returns today with her beautiful but bittersweet second single called "Youth In 21", a song that was inspired by an imagined conversation between Hadley Hemingway (Ernest's wife) and Zelda Fitzgerald (F. Scott's wife) set in 1920’s France. Both women were the wives of 20th century literary giants and had incredible love affairs that ultimately inspired classic novels such as: The Great Gatsby and A Moveable Feast.
Speaking on the track, Emerald explains:
"The love affairs between Zelda and F. Scott and Hadley and Ernest eventually ended during their lifetimes but the immortality of their love will always live on in the classics that they inspired. I wanted to write a song that encapsulated the experiences of those women and the feeling that I had the first time I truly fell in love. There's this idea that sometimes you meet someone and it seems as though you've known this person your whole life. You feel as if you've met before and your love has been repeated throughout the ages because it's that strong and beautiful. But when your love ends, do you live inside the nostalgia and take solace in the memories? Or like Ernest Hemingway, do you never fully recover from this lost love? And most importantly, just because it ended, does it make it any less beautiful? As the character Daisy (Buchanan) says in The Great Gatsby: 'All the bright precious things fade so fast... and they don’t come back.' 'Youth In ’21' is the about midway point between realizing your love is once-in-a-lifetime and recognizing that at some point, it may end."
Listen to "Youth In 21" below.
Premiere via Consequence of Sound.