Keeping my ear to the streets lately has me super-excited about hearing up-and-coming singers that are creating sounds with the mixing of music genres but still keeping the traditional jazz vibe. This singer-songwriter is a triple threat, not only because she can sing but also as a producer and DJ. Emmavie Mbongo or simply Emmavie has been working the music scene in London. Her name seems to be on the lips of many in the music industry and several artists like Joe Budden, Jon B, and others love her smooth harmonies.
This self-taught wonder hailing from Northwest London, U.K. has been singing for quite some time. She says her earliest memory of a song that caught her attention was the song, Climb The Mountain by Kenny Latimore. Her dad bought her a Casio keyboard at age 10 but was never formally trained on any one instrument. She grew up listening to the music of Justin Timberlake, Usher, and others. She admits it was all pop and RnB noting there was no Soundcloud back then. But she also got into rock music with Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. Emmavie says her singing career started the day her dad bought her a karaoke machine that could record cassettes. She has been a featured singer on many songs from such artists as Alpha Mist, Jarreau Vandal and so many others. Her music is a mix of jazz, trap, RnB, and soul. She debuted her first EP in 2013 with the help of her friend, Alpha Mist. In 2019 she released her debut album, Honeymoon and since then has released several singles. In 2020 she released her second album, EPOCH, and is set to release another later this summer. Her new single, Tune is out now and she is set to finally play live this September in London. Her advice to new artists, "Listen to as much of a variety of music as you can and surround yourself with the people you aspire to be like. Practice and experiment all the time." Check out this multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ. Support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!