Emily Power dreams of being swept off her feet in her new single and video If I Fall — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Let’s face it: Falling in love is always a risky proposition. Alongside the exhilaration and pleasure of opening one’s heart to a new relationship can come worries about getting hurt, or maybe even heartbroken. The Ontario singer-songwriter explores these feelings in her emotional and hopeful new single:
“I wanna feel, I wanna feel these moments
I wanna taste I wanna touch them all
I wanna be wanna be swept off my feet
I wanna know that you will catch me if I fall.”
Power has felt the pain of being let down by those to whom she was closest, right when she needed them most, as well as the desire to trust again. Pondering the fact that all meaningful relationships involve a leap of faith — a trust fall of sorts — Power was at home one day, sitting at the piano she grew up playing, when she felt “a sense of hope, and this song flowed through me,” she explains.
The lyrics of If I Fall share the perspective of someone who longs to be swept up in an idealized, boy-meets-girl romance, from sparks flying at a first encounter to a proposal of marriage. She dreams of these moments but wonders if they’ll ever happen for her, and if she could fully believe in them if they do. “The whole time, she is questioning her experience. Is it real? Or just the way things are supposed to be according to society?” she says. “She wonders, if she puts her trust in the new normal, if he will catch her when she falls.”
Power has been involved in music for practically her whole life. From her childhood in Hamilton spent singing (including a stint in the Hamilton Children’s Choir) and studying music to gigs singing in a country trio, the alt-rock band Five Pound Note and the Toronto party band Urban Jive, she seamlessly adapts to a wide range of genres and sounds. Taking inspiration from Adele, Elton John, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse and drawing on both her skills and passion, Power has developed a powerful (no pun intended) voice all her own.
Watch the video for If I Fall above, listen to the song below, and find Emily Power at her website, Instagram and Facebook.