GETTING TO KNOW EMEM WASHINTON
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
I live in Houston, Texas…
Indie music is pretty huge here, especially in the Christian space. Depending on what you like to do, there’s something here for everybody. Be prepared to embrace the humidity!
I think the music business is tough to get into, especially because there is A LOT of talent out there. Especially for Christian artists.
Pros – one of the positives I’ve experienced thus far is being able to meet lots of mega-talented people in the industry (producers, songwriters, etc). Music is universal and getting to hear what’s being done ALL AROUND the world is a blessing.
Cons – one of the hard parts about being indie is the learning curve and the cost of getting things done on your own.
Flip The Page…
Flip The Page is a reminder that no matter where you are in life, or what you’ve done, your story is not over. Keep going, keep pushing – God will make a way for you.
When I wrote the song, I did not know that the words of the song would one day bless me as I listened to it. I remember being in the studio, listening to the almost finished version of the song and breaking out into tears, as I was going through a very challenging period in my life. And although the song is up-tempo, the words brought me to tears.
My debut EP is…
about to be released and before getting to this point, I struggled for a while with my mindset. I asked myself questions like “Aren’t I too old to be doing this?
But at the end of the day, I had to decide that I don’t want to go to the grave with what was put in me to share.
And that there are people out there who need what I can give and it would be selfish of me to keep it from them because of fear and doubt. So if there’s any significance in this album, it’s that there’s hope for us all. You’re not too young, too old, too anything. God created you for a time like this. Use what He’s given you to do what He’s called you to do.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
19 year old me. To tell her not to fret, and to let her know that she will be ok, that her story is not over. Tell her not to lose her spunk or cave in to the expectations of others.