Since the UK and Ireland has spent the majority of its recent days in lockdown, bedroom pop has rocketed, with singer-songwriters producing their own tracks too. Tertia has demonstrated a multitude of talent in each stage of the creative process and collaborated with the producer, Sascha Meijer, on this new track, ‘Emily’.
Featuring distorted electronic elements, the electro-pop influence reminds us of London’s The xx, sharing a notable inspiration stemming from popular 90s music. The soft vocals err on the side of chillwave, which is a popular favourite when trying to curb the general anxiety of the world’s fragile position right now.
Tertia’s comforting harmonies paired with the confessional theme of the song offers catharsis for the listener and the artist in these incredibly uncertain times. The singer talks about feeling “mentally unstable” on the track; this example of vulnerability serves as a reassuring reminder that if you’re having a slump, you’re not alone.
The London singer’s musical talent originated in her childhood, having taught herself piano and written her first song by the age of six. She blossomed into an impressive multi-instrumentalist with musical talent running in her blood.
‘Emily’ is the fourth addition to the singer’s mixtape set to release this year. Fans of Haim, Billie Eilish and Grimes would welcome the wavy music of Tertia.