Five Minutes With: Vancouver Alternative R&B Singer Emma Alves

Emma Alves is an expectation-shattering singer known for their captivating vocals and soulful performances. Beginning in her youth and writing songs about fairies, she now welcomes listeners to join her in her fantasy world.

Drawing inspiration from artists like Sabrina Claudio, Nirvana, and Melanie Martinez, Emma effortlessly fuses the unexpected and mainstream. Their ‘diary-like’ lyrics tackle topics of toxic relationships, mental health, and personal growth.

Interestingly, Emma aims to combine aspects of different genres to create a unique sound. With the release of the single “Winter,” She combined a Pop/R&B writing style with Rock-Esq guitars. The track showcases Emma’s intriguing lyricism, vocal ability, and potential as a multi-genre artist.

With her unwavering dedication and magnifying performances, Emma Alves continues to push the boundaries of R&B music. As her star continues to rise, fans eagerly anticipate another glimpse into their world.

Emma Alves


Emma Alves


Alternative R&B



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Up Late Writing This

Latest Single:


Latest Video:

Favourite Musician Growing Up:


Favourite Musician Now:

Changes all the time, right now it’s Scarlet House

Guilty Pleasure Song:

My Own Summer (Shove It) by Deftones

Live Show Ritual:

Take an Advil/Tylenol for the migraine that’s about to start – I get one every single time I perform.

Favourite Local Musician:

Tess Anderson and FKA Rayne are doing some really cool stuff right now.

EP or LP:


Early Bird or Night Owl:

Definitely night owl.

Road or Studio:

I absolutely love being in the studio, but I haven’t been on tour yet so I’d love to get out on the road and play some shows. Maybe a mini tour to start?

Any shows or Albums coming up:

I’m currently working on my next album! It’s pretty experimental and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. It’ll hopefully be coming out in 2024 so follow me on Spotify to get notified!

Where can we follow you?

I’m on everything! Head to my website to find all my links.


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Ramen Danbo or Horin Ramen

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Any street where the trees overlap each other and create a little roof over the road.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Does that count?

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Vogue

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Redrum Records in Cloverdale


About Emilea Semancik 143 Articles
Emilea Semancik was born in North Vancouver. Emilea has always always wanted to work as a freelance writer and currently writes for the Vancouver Guardian. Taking influence from journalism culture surrounding the great and late Anthony Bourdain, she is a recipe author working towards publishing her own series of books. You can find her food blog on Instagram: