Emilyn is a multi-instrumental backup musician turned independent singer/songwriter artist. With heartfelt lyrics, get-stuck-in-your-head melodies, funk-inspired bass, full harmonies, and summery Dua Lipa inspired dance vibes, Emilyn is here to not just create music, but the community. With more songs in the works and collaborations on the horizon, there is more music coming from this Filipino-Canadian Vancouver local.
Never a Bad Thing (April 2020), Boo Hoo releasing Jan 21st, 2021
Favourite musician growing up:
Avril Lavinge, I loved the grunge and the “tom boy” aesthetic.
Favourite musician now:
Silk Sonic, because Anderson Paak AND Bruno Mars? Come on!
Guilty pleasure song:
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s Super Bass by Niki Minaj. Karaoke Nights get wild with those ones one!
Live show ritual:
I met my boyfriend when we started playing in bands together, and we used to always get Subway before the show. Now it’s a thing. Other than that, just making sure to have a good chill sit-down with the band. OH, and I will usually hand-write the setlist using a sharpie in wacky fonts! Usually, because I didn’t have a printer at home!
Favourite local musician:
This is super unfair. I love so many! Maria Cenzina, Chersea, Teon Gibbs, Tissa Rahim, Tess Anderson, Emma Alves, Makadi, Amber, TRS, the list is LONG!
EP or LP?
As to what I’d rather listen to or record? And LP! But there’s something about the challenge of being given a shorter amount of time to convey a concept, a feeling. It’s a toss-up.
Early bird or night owl?
I’m an early bird!
Road or studio?
That’s a hard one. I love live music so I’ll have to say Road, but I’ve never toured (I choose to blame Covid for that).
Any shows or albums coming up?
My second single “Boo Hoo” was released on January 21st!
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in your city:
Granville St downtown – so many memories!
Favourite park in your city:
Mundy Park in Coquitlam has a special place in my heart
Favourite music venue in your city:
The Railway Club because it’s a classic and pre-covid I performed there a lot with other groups!
Favourite music store in your city:
I like going directly to Band/Artist websites or Instagram pages to check out their music and merch! Help out the local music scene!