By Lisa Henderson
“Into Place” is about being in a relationship with someone who you think can give you everything you need but, as much as you try, it keeps breaking,” says Emma Welsby aka Uno Prism.
Articulating the torturous limbo of a failing relationship is no mean feat, but the Manchester-residing artist has succeeded with track ‘Into Place’.
Emma’s vocals demonstrate the fragility of the situation, so sparse and gossamer-like, as if the fate of the relationship hangs in the balance of her words. But the music running parallel is paradoxically bold; oozing a confidence that suggests she’s willing to take a step towards independence. Bone-rattling bass rhythms, sweeping cinematic strings and electronic thrums, portray the track’s resounding lyric ‘everything I need’ in a completely new light.
The track’s eclectic cacophony can be explained by Emma’s diverse resume, which includes a classical background in percussion, a credit on a number one album, and a stint playing drums for Harley Davidson at festivals around Europe. Having garnered a reputation as an in-demand percussionist and vibraphone player, she’s now utilizing her talents in a songwriting capacity.
Emma first picked up the pen during the aftermath of a break-up and in the wake of a Crohn’s Disease diagnosis. Not only did the songwriting process provide her with the catharsis she needed, but her brand of laidback nu-jazz electronica (apropos of Bonobo, The Cinematic Orchestra) provides a decompression not just from her life, but the listener’s too.
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‘Into Prism’ will be available on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes