Astoria, New York (PressExposure) June 24, 2013 -- Emmy Wildwood approaches synth pop from a punk perspective in her debut single "Chick Chick Boom (Tired Of Love)." The title of the single refers to the sound of loading and firing off a gun, and even though the lyrics suggest otherwise "it all expired/ i am so tired of love," Emmy's voice is strong and focused.
Stepping into a new realm sonically, Emmy's grunge punk past (fronting critically acclaimed rock trio VELTA) still lingers in this emotional pop outfit produced by Tomek Miernowski (Darren Criss, Mos Def, Outasight). Starting with "Chick Chick Boom", Wildwood and Miernowski have crafted an array of dream pop heavy hitters for Wildwood's first solo project - all built around a 70's Linn drum Machine and lo-fi electric guitar demos cut by Wildwood herself. Deep chord progressions played on vintage synths, seamlessly fill out the arrangements.
"Chick Chick Boom (Tired of Love)" fuses a pop sensibility akin to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own", with layers of Stevie Nicks and Dirty Minds era Prince. Vocally, Wildwood showcases her rich dynamics of warmth and vulnerability as often as her bright powerful belt. Stylistically, the lo-fi music video incorporates self-shot iPhone footage of Wildwood in her own apartment, mixed with director, Chris Carlone's own vintage footage from the 90s, resulting in footage very reminiscent of MTV's first season of The Real World.
Also the founder of Tiger Blanket Records, a small record label and vintage store based in Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wildwood has been revered for her music, fashion and business sense. Time Out New York named her one of New York's most fashionable of 2013, due to her unique style.She was also applauded for her work as a leader in the musical community, hosting label showcases for unsigned Brooklyn bands and printing limited runs of 7 inch vinyls. Emmy has been featured in Septemberæ¯ music-themed issue of Vogue Italia in 2012 and her band VELTA was featured on NYLON Magazineæ¯ December mixtape along with the band Fun. VELTA has also worked with TV On The Radioæ¯ Kyp Malone for their single, "Letæ¯ Get Married".