Nashville-based singer songwriter Emily Hackett is back with her brutally honest new single "Handle," out everywhere today. The confessionally candid track, co-written and produced by Emily's longtime collaborator Davis Naish, is Emily's third single release of 2020, and a strong continuation to her new era of Americana/pop crossover music.
"I can be hard to handle. Something I didn’t really know about myself, until this relationship." Emily explains. "I think people had just put up with it—but he doesn’t, and it’s exactly what I need. This song was that kind of magic that happens in an hour because it was heavy on the heart and needed to come out, plain & simple. It's the best apology I’ve ever made.”
Listen to "Handle" everywhere HERE.
"Handle," Emily's last single "My Version of A Love Song" and its opposite counterpart "Hangovers & Heartbreak" were the first of a string of singles Emily will sprinkle out over the year, and the follow up to Emily's 2 part debut album release - By The Sun and By The Moon. Stay tuned on all things Emily Hackett by visiting her brand new website at www.emilyhackett.com.
"Emily Hackett strikes a balance between a vintage Zeppelin vinyl and a
New Music Friday playlist." - American Songwriter
About Emily Hackett:
Emily Hackett is the rare songwriter who doesn’t just pour her heart into her lyrics—she inspires every listener to reach a deeper honesty in their own lives. With her stunningly detailed storytelling, the Nashville-based artist sheds light on the countless liabilities of being human, ultimately transforming even the most painful feelings into something glorious.
It’s exactly that alchemy that recently found Hackett named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2019—a distinction that’s helped launch the careers of luminaries like Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris. That announcement followed the release of By the Sun: a five-track EP that marks the first half of Hackett’s debut album, hailed by Rolling Stone as a “smart meeting-point between early-Aughts pop, country’s current genre playfulness and the one-name women of the Nineties (Faith, Trisha, Shania).”
From song to song, Emily's EPs By the Sun and By The Moon spotlight the radiant vocal presence and vibrant musicality that Hackett’s honed her entire life. Growing up outside Atlanta, she realized her passion for music as a little girl—thanks largely to her father, a former rock critic—and in sixth grade began writing songs of her own. Soon after graduating from Belmont University, Hackett found breakout success with “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)”: a 2014 ballad she wrote especially for a friend’s wedding and recorded with Parachute’s Will Anderson, then saw shoot to #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart almost immediately after its release.
With acclaimed singles like “Nostalgia” (a track that earned her a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Program) and "Easy" (the single that grasped the attention of Nashville's Lightning 100), Hackett is now ready to show the world another side of her -- more emotionally thorny material, gracefully revealing the full scope of Hackett’s artistry.