Emmy Meli (NOW 83)

August 5, 2022

Even on four hours sleep, Emmy Meli would always journal. During her shifts at the coffee shop, the 22-year-old scribbled between serving tables. While delivering drinks on the golf course, she’d steal glances at her notebook. Then on her day-off, Meli would record the week’s writings; tackling in one such session an anthemic track inspired by a recent dream. The song soon to be heard around the world was titled, “I AM WOMAN.”  With Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill as idols, it was perhaps inevitable that Meli would feel most fulfilled as a

mouthpiece for contemporary feminism. Coupling a powerful message with hypnotic vocal stylings that straddle jazz, RnB, pop and funk, now, Emmy Meli just has one job, and the singer is poised for a pop takeover.

Songwriter: Emily Lomeli