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About Emery

Emery Adeline has spent her twenty-seven years of life with firm roots in the Colorado soil before moving to Nashville, Tennessee where she lived for 8 years. She now splits time between Denver and Nashville. Her vulnerable and honest storytelling comes through without fear in every word she writes. Emery finds home amongst like-minded strong women Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Sheryl Crow. 

Adeline began her performance career at 8 years old, singing an A Capella version of Landslide, the classic Fleetwood Mac song. From there, she never really stopped. She won the Young Songwriters Competition at Swallow Hill in Denver at age 17 and went on to complete her first full length album later that year. In 2013 she moved to Nashville, TN to study Songwriting under music row veterans James Elliott and Drew Ramsey at the prestigious Belmont University.

 After graduating, Adeline released her first EP Killin’ Time. Even before the release, Adeline was selected as 1 of 10 finalists in the 2018 Telluride Troubadour competition, which brings together songwriters from around the world during the 45th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Her music landed on Music Row veteran Scott Paschall’s desk. A respected publisher and writer manager who has worked with the likes of Country Superstar Trisha Yearwood and hit songwriters Mike Reid, John Scott Sherrill and Eric Kaz among others, says new artists typically require time to develop before they can write and record a project that genuinely reflects their artistry.  “I was blown away,” he says. “She has such a unique voice, and a pop sensibility to her phrasing that is unforced and wonderful! This is only the beginning for Emery.

After a busy summer in 2018 of playing venues across the country, including Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and No Vacancy in Los Angeles, Adeline got to work writing her next project, slated to release in 2022. Working with esteemed producers Josh Matheny and Justin Klump, this record is sure to dazzle. An introspective look at the intricacies of loss and love, it really showcases the deep vulnerability in her writing. Adeline believes that writing as honestly as she can about her life creates space for her listeners to experience their own. “I just want to write music that helps people feel connected,” Adeline says. “I’m making music that I want to listen to, that I believe in, and I hope that others will want to come along for the ride.”

Her brand new single Magnetic will be available everywhere on June 24th. 

Music & Lyrics

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

I Can’t Change You

Written by Emery Adeline

VS1.
Day dreams
Ripping at the seams
Like a ghost of me
Who I used to be

Long nights
tangled in your eyes
Woven In between
Your sighs

CHS.
I can’t change you
I can’t change you
I can’t change you
I don’t want to

VS2.
Move slow
Love so sweet
It’s like a fantasy
Fleeting

Take it fast
Won’t you take it back
Won’t you let it go ohhh

CHS.
I can’t change you
I can’t change you
I can’t change you
x2
I don’t want to
I don’t want to
I don’t want to
I don’t want to

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

Kitchen

Written by Emery Adeline

Vs. 1
So I’ll kiss them in the kitchen while you’re on my mind
and I’ll take a sip of whiskey and pretend everything’s alright
I’ll bite his lip and take a hit, say another line
I’m fine I’m fine

Vs. 2
I’ll throw up in the bathroom put my lipstick right back on
Buy a drink and start to think that maybe this is wrong
I’ll pretend I’m on the mend when I hear our song
But I’m wrong, I’m wrong

Chs.
I’m all out of control
I just can’t let you go
The look in his neon eyes
Gives me solace late at night
So I’ll fall in bed, and lose my head
‘Cause when I kiss him in the kitchen it still feels wrong

Vs. 3
I’ll trick him into loving me
Until I move along
Find a different hand to hold
Inspire some more songs
He’ll think he knows the way I go
Then suddenly I’m gone
Moving on, moving on

Brg.
And there’s days when I hate myself
More than I miss you
I’m falling through
What are these habits I can’t seem to lose
I always lose myself, I lost myself

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

If We Weren’t So Young

Written by Emery Adeline

Vs. 1
What we had magic
Right at our fingertips
We fell too far too fast
We knew it couldn’t last

And our love was all consuming
Knew that the moment you had me
In your hands
We didn’t stand a chance

Pre Chs.
Maybe if we were better
We could have made it work
Too young, too stupid
We couldn’t make it out

Chs.
Push it back a few more years
Give us a little more time to grow
You never know
What could have come
If we weren’t so young
Turn the pages of the book
Give us a little more time to look
At what we’ll become
If we weren’t so young

Vs. 2
You could feel it fading
And you pushed back so hard
I couldn’t keep it up
I was falling out of love

You tried so hard to fight me
holdin on to our day dreams
We were going up in smoke
something you couldn’t hold

Pre Chs. 2
Maybe if we were older
We could have made it last
Maybe I’d still love you
You wouldn’t be so lost

Chs.
Push it back a few more years
Give us a little more time to grow
You never know
What could have come
If we weren’t so young
Turn the pages of the book
Give us a little more time to look
At what we’ll become
If we weren’t so young

What we had magic
Right at our finger tips
We fell too far too fast
We knew it couldn’t last

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

Drink to You

Written by Emery Adeline

Vs. 1
I should be over you
I should have let you go
When you walked away
I shouldn’t want you here
Lying next me
On lonely nights
I shouldn’t feel this way
Trapped by your presence
In a drunken haze
Can’t escape all the years
Of wanting you

Chs.
So I’ll go out and I’ll drink up
Pretend the whiskey knows your name
And I’ll wake up in a different bed
And this hangover tastes like you
So I’ll drink to you

Vs. 2
I wake up
Leave traces of my makeup
on sheets that aren’t my own
and start the walk home
pretend I don’t feel numb
and I don’t want you
alone for just one night

Brg.
Cuz those pretty lies
I tell myself
Keep me hanging on
And those pretty lies
I tell myself
Won’t bring you back to me

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

Killin’ Time

Written by Emery Adeline

Vs. 1
There’s an emptiness that I fill with whiskey
Waiting for someone to miss me
I’m not lonely, I don’t need anyone
But sometimes I think it’d be kind of fun

Vs. 2
I’m not sad, but I’m not happy
Waiting for someone to tell me what that means
I’m not lonely, I got plenty of time
So I’ll waste my days while I’m killing time

Chs.
So pour another glass
Close your eyes and knock it back
Count the seconds that it burns
And yearn to feel some kind of hurt
It all feels just fine
It’s just wasting days and killing time

Vs. 3
I remember when I used to feel it
That hopeful thing when I was near him
But we get older and the truth comes clear
Time makes the heart grow numb my dear

Chs.
So pour another glass
Close your eyes and knock it back
Count the seconds that it burns
And yearn to feel some kind of hurt
It all feels just fine
It’s just wasting days and killing time

There’s an emptiness that I fill with Whiskey
I’m just waiting on someone to miss me

Emery Adeline Killin' Time Album Cover

Temporary

Written by Emery Wilkins & Cici Ward

VS.
I’m up late most nights, anyways
Might as well come over tonight
When i’m alone, I’ve been feeling cold
And you’re always nice and warm

I like spending time knowing it won’t
Be a lifetime
I’m not, here to stay
Too long

CHS.
You’re hot coffee
In the morning
You wake me up until you’re cold
‘Cause I Don’t need you
Don’t have to have you, but
I like to know I can

VS.
Burning daylight just to see you
Just to be near you, feels right

I’ll never let you know,
Won’t tell you how I’m feeling
But for now I’m yours to hold

CHS 2
You’re my favorite band
Playing a live show
Soon the venue will close
‘Cause I Don’t need you
Don’t have to have you, but
I like to know I can

Instrumental Break

CHS 3.
You’re my favorite band
Playing a live show
Soon the venue will close
People change
Ice melts into lakes
Like you and me were temporary

 

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Shows

13 AUG
    • The Eddy Hotel

    • Saturday, 5-8 PM
    • Golden, CO
20 AUG
05 SEPT

 

 

Contact

All Inquiries:

emeryadelinemusic@gmail.com