By Lucio F
Positively oozing with charm and sophisticated stylings, Shawn Emanuel’s new sultry R&B ballad, Messed Up, is a truly captivating listen. Fuelled by intense emotions that effortlessly translate into not only the lyrical content but the very heart of the instrumentation also, Messed Up is a relatable and introspective listening experience.
“Messed Up is based on a moment of realization, when you’ve been pushed to the edge, you’ve had enough and you decide to put yourself first. I remember humming the melody on the way home from work and killed myself to quickly get home and lay it down. Then I had to work out how to get live horns and guitar on the track…I had a lot of fun creating this record, I hope people enjoy it as much as I do”
With a knack for expertly capturing the emotions of a very specific moment in a relationship that everyone has experienced in their lives, Shawn Emanuel is a multi-talented musician, songwriter and visual artist that hails from a musical family. From performing songs by Stevie Wonder as a child to touring with artists such as Beyonce, Kanye West, Missy Elliott and Solange, Emanuel is no stranger to the stage. Refusing to be trapped within the confines of simply one genre, Emanuel draws his influences from a range of artists to create the fearlessly dynamic soundscape he is known for, showcased nowhere better than on his latest release Messed Up.