I had it all figured out…
Most of it didn’t turn out the way I pictured.
I’m from a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest.
I love the rain and the ocean, so much that I'll jump in any time of year.
My parents trained falcons and flew airplanes, I grew up in a house where the birds watched Monday night football with us, and my dad told crazy stories about flying in Alaska.
I learned to play guitar so I that I could sing at my 5th grade talent show, and I spent high school entering songwriting competitions, going to recording studios, and making a name for myself in Washington state.
I left University of Washington to write songs in Nashville, I made an EP In New York and Atlanta.
I opened for Joan Baez.
Two Years ago I moved to LA and it felt like the world had been cracked open.
My best friend and I listened to a lot of EDM, went back stage at concert and strange parties in the hills because our neighbors were pretty cool. We wore a lot of fur and leather. I dyed my hair platinum blonde.
I met a guy and knew I’d fall in love with him. It’s a good thing heartbreak is incredibly inspiring.
Later that year I met a producer…and we made music I had been waiting my whole life to make.
In March I got blindsided and a lot of things changed. I stopped wearing so much leather and fur. I dyed my hair back.
I stopped going to strange house parties, and I started going to acting class. The thing I love about acting and music is that they complement each other. When I write the song I don’t always know what it sounds like, but I know what it looks like.
Great changes are preceded by chaos, and chaos has been a friend. A lot of the music I made will never be released, and I spent a lot of time not knowing what kind of artist I wanted to be. I think I needed that, because now I do.
So know that I am so excited about what I am making for you.
This music is my heart; I’m giving it away, so handle with care.
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Featuring vocals and lyrics from Emree's original song Seaside.
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"The Re-Up" Warm Gun Feat. Emree Franklin
Once upon a time, Brian (Warm Gun) and I were both students at University of Washington and seemingly the only Pop Artists in the 1 mile radius of 17th and 21st street. I kept hearing his name everywhere I went. "Hey you should collab with this guy Brian," "Hey do you know my friend Brian?" I didn't. And we never did. I moved to Nashville that spring for a year, recorded in LA, New York and Atlanta, and came full circle back to Seattle, where at photoshoot shot by another University Alumni Brian Oh, the name came up again. But this time it was Warm Gun, and the music was on another level. A facebook message later I get a track titled "The Re-Up." I fell in love with the hook, and immediately responded "what are you doing tomorrow, I've got a verse for you." We recorded it in a makeshift studio somewhere on Queen Anne Hill, and a month later he asked me if he could release it as a single. I hadn't heard the vocals since we recorded it, I didn't know how my verse came out or what it sounded like, but I was in. "The Re-Up" was released on Soundcloud and the support blew me away. We could have been more organized, we could have obsessed over it, gone back in to recut it make it perfect. But Instead we embracing the imperfections, and captured what it was. Two pop kids from Seattle making music.
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