Do Your Own Thing" to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP, due out this summer.
Co-written and produced with Australian hitmaker Adam Reily, who has previously worked with the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Jordin Sparks, and Shannon Nolland, the single tells the story of a cheating partner and explains the emotional journey and thought-processes a person might go through after experiencing such a betrayal. Emalia takes the listener right into the centre of the narrative through her powerful, emotionally raw lyrics and soulful sound. Although there is an undeniable aspect of vulnerability and helplessness in her words, Emalia encourages her audience to stay strong in hard times such as these, with themes of empowerment and self-love prevalent in the lyrics as she sings, "Showed no respect for the love I gave... Go, you're on your own". The track features strong 90’s and 2000’s R&B throwbacks, nodding to the likes of Destiny's Child and Aaliyah, which ties in nicely with Emalia's own original modern-pop spin.
"We started building the beat and from there the lyrics and melody just flowed out of me," Emalia told Popdust, who premiered the single last week. "[It] was probably one of the fastest songs I have ever written."
Listen to "On Your Own" below.
"On Your Own" will be released on March 3rd. Pre-order on iTunes.