Daily Discovery: Emily Hearn, “Gotta Have Him”


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Newcomer Emily Hearn takes a big step forward today with the release of “Promises,” an endearing 5-song EP full of piano-driven pop tunes. On her first single “Gotta Have Him,” the Georgia native couples a crisp voice with blissful, sweet confidence. The result is a hooky, carefree ode to young love.

ARTIST: Emily Hearn

SONG:Gotta Have Him

BIRTHDATE: April 7, 1990



AMBITIONS: My dream is to have a lifelong career as a singer, songwriter, and performer. I want to travel the world playing my music. But one day I also want to open a little bakery called “Em’s Flour Shop”. I’ll mainly make scones, biscuits and other types of rustic breads, and I’ll have different types of locally roasted coffee.

TURN-OFFS: A messy space. I can’t focus or work when things are too crazy.

TURN-ONS: Cooking at home with fresh, organic ingredients. I could spend 2 hours in The Fresh Market or Whole Foods.

DREAM GIG: Headlining the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. I’ve been attending different types of shows there my whole life and it’s the most magical room. It would be unbelievable to play there.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “When you try your best but you don’t succeed, when you get what you want but not what you need, when you feel so tired but you can’t sleep, stuck in reverse. When the tears come streaming down your face, when you lose something you can’t replace, when you love someone but it goes to waste, could it be worse? Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones, I will try to fix you.”

SONG I WISH I WROTE: The Story by Brandi Carlile

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Brandon Flowers, Chris Martin, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE:  The Lone Bellow at Eddies Attic


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