Session Vocalist & Songwriter
Phoenix Key's EDM album, "When We Were Young," of 2016 debuted two of Emily's Songs. One that was co-written with Zack Yassin titled "When We Were Young," and one that was a remix of her own song, "Old School Love."
From lead vocals, to back up vocals, to song writing and creating magic, I am the singer you are looking for. I have almost 10 years of songwriting experience under my belt and have worked with pop, ambient, EDM/electronic & rock. My vocal range and sound are very loud, powerful, big & unique, but I love hitting those whispery, sultry notes, too. I have performed live & acoustic my whole life, and have a strong stage persona & charisma. I am a Portuguese Canadian who lives in Burlington, On. I'm excited to work with you, let's make some tunes!
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Interview with Emily Marques
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own personal EP! Stay Tuned. xo
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work hard, be dedicated, and to have fun with you. I promise to act professionally with you and to listen to your needs and decisions wholeheartedly. I promise to communicate openly with you and to leave behind all shadiness out of our work. I want to dive deeper with you. We both love music! So I know where you come from because I'm also coming from that place.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them about their intention and their vision. Vision is very important to me. If someone has a clear and concrete vision on what they want, they will achieve it. If someone is indecisive, doubting or changing their minds often, they don't have a clear vision and won't necessarily always put the work in. Why? How do you put work into something you're unsure about?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Follow the Feeling! I am confident in my skills and talents and that carries a strong energy in itself. If you have a good feeling about it then let's do it!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since I was a little girl all I did was tell people I wanted to be a singer. I would sing and dance on tables for my whole family to see. When I got my guitar at age 10 it came with me to every family event where I would serenade everyone at the table. It's always been a huge part of the vision of my life. I've been singing since before I can remember. I studied vocals and music theory through high school and the vision continued to grow. I've been working from a more professional stand point with music for a few years now, continuing to grow and learn as an artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The more you think about it, the harder it becomes!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on pop music, or acoustic singer songwriter sounds!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my communication. I am a strong communicator, always ready to be honest about how I think a song is sounding or evolving, always ready to communicate how I think it can improve. I like to talk and bounce ideas around. I like to innovate when it comes to music and communication is definitely a solid asset for collaboration.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring individuality to music. I bring a sense of uniqueness, of always trying to find or do something differently than it's always been done. I bring my personal energy to music I work on, which means that it's full of fire, excitement, passion and fun. I like to play around with the different features of my own voice, belting loud or singing soft and sweet. I'm diverse. I'm flexible.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A typical work process for me involves a big cup of tea with some raw honey, my computer, my Iphone for recording cool ideas that come my way, an old school journal to jot down lyrics and chords and my guitar. This or standing in front of a mic and rehearsing song lines & melody's until the perfect one is found. AKA: the recording process.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Two musicians that have inspired me are Sia & Taylor Swift for their incredible confidence in songwriting, talent & unique sense of individuality they've brought to the music scene. I love the diversity in their genres and music styles and how it's constantly evolving and changing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song Writing! Adding in those extra juicy melodies and finding the perfect lyrics is what I love to contribute. I also love to help out with a vocal whenever I can. In some instances, I've run over to my producer's house to sing a hilarious line for a short film, in others, I've helped him out by demo-ing some of his music.