Aotearoa artist Ema I’u has unveiled her latest single, the feel good, hook-laden track ‘Top Shelf’, along with its accompanying lyric video also out today.
With its stacked vocal harmonies, infectious groove and straight up feel good lyrics, ‘Top Shelf’ is the ultimate “know your worth” anthem. It’s early 2000’s, R&B pop influences are reminiscent of Destiny’s Child, with Ema’s vocal performance showcasing her undeniable skill as a vocalist and talent as a songwriter.
“This is an empowerment song... If someone is not giving you the love or attention you need, just get out there and have your own fun. Remember that you are ‘Top Shelf’, and deserve to have a good time. Mmm Hmm.”
Born and raised around Tāmaki Makaurau with regular trips to Samoa, Ema I'u is a musician and actor (of Samoan/Pākehā heritage), involved in the arts for over 20 years. After studying a Bachelors of Performing and Screen Arts and spending a decade in ensemble theatre making as a producer and actor, Ema has spent the last eight years as a full-time musician, performing at festivals and on cruises as a soloist, as well as with her highly successful cover bands Lucky May and Coco-Rocky.