Amassing 1,400,000 followers on Tiktok and 102,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Emily Vu is a social media icon for teens. After posting spectacular covers on the platform, Vu finally released her new single “WEEKEND” on May 19.
Multi-platinum producer Sir Nolan, who is known for working with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Khalid, co-produced Vu’s new single with Andrew Schmidt (aka SZNS).
Vu was born and raised in Southern California, According to the artist, her parents placed her in piano classes when she was four. Later on, she learned to play the guitar.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for music,” Vu said.
Vu claimed that platforms, such as Instagram and TikTok helped her share her music. She had been featured on a motley of singing accounts, which helped her gain many new supporters from around the world.
According to Vu, her music typically fits into the pop genre. However, she had been experimenting with other genre styles as well.
I’ve interviewed Emily Vu on her new single “WEEKEND” and about her writing process.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Usually, I wake up, get ready and head to LA for the day to do a session. After the session, I head home and listen to the song I’ve just made throughout the whole car ride, hahaha.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I’ve always been a huge fan of Lauv and LANY. Their music has been a huge part of my life, and it definitely inspires me when creating my own music.
Do you follow a certain formula when writing songs?
When making songs, I always start off by finding some chords I like and free styling melodies. Once I do that, I’ll start the actual songwriting process. I’ll start with the chorus and go from there.
How did your new single “WEEKEND” come about?
My producer friend SZNS and I were in a session, and we were going through YouTube beats for inspiration. We came across a really pretty guitar beat and decided to recreate it. At the time, I was going through a little heartbreak myself so writing the lyrics was fairly easy.
How does your new single, “WEEKEND,” connect with our generation?
In our generation, we now have this “talking stage” of a relationship, which is basically a whole other step before dating. During this “talking stage” I think everyone has this tendency to think that they can talk to whoever they want and just toss people aside when they get bored.
The one message I’d like to get out to listeners is to be careful about how much you put yourself into another person because they can leave at any second.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself going on a world tour and doing the two things I love most — traveling and performing.
Do you have any advice for other aspiring artists?
I’d say to not be scared to put yourself out there for the world. If it’s something you’re really passionate about, you should chase it.
Featured Image via Emily Vu