Emma Lou: I started putting ads out for the band around mid 2015 and it all came together pretty quickly. So I guess we were all together and settled by around this time last year so it’s been just about a year playing together as a band.
Emma Lou: Well I’m gonna give the quintessential answer to this question and say that I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember..it’s true, I swear!
What does your writing process look like when making new music?
Emma Lou: Usually it starts with me getting some idea. I’ll be singing away when something comes into my head that I like so I work on a melody and lyrics with my incredibly limited amount of musical knowledge, then whatever I have I bring to guys so we can make something of it and we take it from there.
Emma Lou: Amazing…duh
Emma Lou: One Good Reason is about being treated like crap by somebody in a relationship, c’mon we’ve all been there, and then some time after it all thankfully falls apart, the person who walked all over you comes crawling back looking for a second chance and you’re like ‘hell no…time for a taste of your own medicine pal’. Yeah that’s what it’s about…
Emma Lou: Well the extent of musical background is pretty much singing Britney Spears songs into a karaoke machine in my bedroom all throughout my childhood, then I decided I’d like to give songwriting a go and here we are. Oh, I did write this one song when I was around 8..so I guess it all started from there.
Emma Lou: Social media is thee best thing for reaching a new audience. I mean the live performances are obviously important but social media is amazing because people can hear your music anywhere at any time online from anybody who feels that they wanna share it. Honestly, if it was the 90’s the only person who would have heard our music by now would be my mam and my nana.
Emma Lou: Emmm…I’m a Disney freak and I always need the Princess soundtrack to start my day so I just listened to ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ from Cinderella..and I’m not even sorry.
Emma Lou: Oh yes we sure do. We have a new EP on the way due for release March/April ish so keep your eyes peeled!
Watch Emma Lou & The Agenda’s music video for “One Good Reason” and don’t forget to see them perform live at youbloomDublin 2017.