Artist Spotlight: Emma Rena

Joe DelloStritto

The industry is flooded with secretly talented artists assuming the role of songwriters, much like 25 year old Emma Rena. After receiving a Grammy nomination for writing on Toby Mac's “The Elements,” and collaborating on several songs for the HBO series “Empire,” the Minnesota native decided it was her turn.⁣

Emma Rena grew up in a household with plenty of musical influence, learning to play the piano at age 6 and never looking back. After moving to LA in 2015, she quickly spread her name by sliding into the DMs of artists and producers she wanted to work with, gaining respect by showing off her musical prowess. Her undeniable talent shines through in “Sidebar,”which is her fourth independent single of 2020. Showing off her arena-ready vocals with an alt-R&B swagger, Emma Rena quickly switches her melodies amidst winding verses.⁣

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